The Port of Felixstowe has announced plans for expansion that include doubling port capacity to accommodate the world’s largest vessels by 2030.
The UK’s largest port, owned by Hutchison Ports UK, awarded the lead contract to expand its berthage to the Volker Stevin and Boskalis Westminster (VSBW) consortium. The extension will increase the combined lengths of berths eight and nine, which opened in 2011, to 3,018 ft.
The development will enable the port to permit two megaships with capacities of up to 21,000 teu to berth simultaneously. The strength of the quay wall allows the berths to be dredged to 59 ft or 16 m alongside depth.