Monthly Archives: January 2013

Port of Felixstowe Closed due to High Winds

January 31, 2013

Unfortunately we can confirm that Port of Felixstowe along with some local depots plus railheads at Leeds & Manchester are currently closed due to high winds.


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High Winds close Terminals

January 30, 2013

Revised 16:27 hrs

Further to the below, the high winds have reached the Midlands where Freightliner & Pentalver Cannock are closed as a result.

Manchester railhead & depot are both working intermittently

Felixstowe Port confirmed closed a short while ago.

Earlier Message posted 13:52 hrs

Please be advised we have a number of depots closed around the UK due to high winds, details as follows:

Manchester – railhead & Maritime depot both closed
Leeds – railhead closed
Liverpool – railhead closed

Teesport quay – closed

Felixstowe quay – has been working however vehicles are now being denied access to the parks & therefore suspect they are either restricted traffic flow pending likely closure or have in fact closed, we are awaiting official notice to confirm from the Port

Forecasts locally suggest we face disruption at the port throughout the rest of the day and into this evening & although winds are expected to ease overnight slightly they are expecting to increase come daylight tomorrow throughout majority of the day.

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Port of Felixstowe Weather Warning

January 29, 2013

Port of Felixstowe have experienced two stoppages overnight at Felixstowe Port approx 1700-2200hrs & 0300-0500hrs due to high winds which is obviously causing disruption to road vehicles & misses on rail services.

Although fully operational now we have a weather warning in place for the early afternoon & combined with a planned mass port meeting this evening we are expecting further disruption today.

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Proposed Eastbound GRI 1st March 2013

January 22, 2013

With effect from 1st March 2013, Coscon confirm their intention to introduce a GRI for all shipments ex North West Europe and Mediterranean (including the shipments from Israel, Lebanon, Syria, North Africa, Black Sea Region), to IPBC and Far East destinations including Japan.

The proposed GRI will be levied for vessels sailing on or after March 1st 2013 at the following level:-

USD 200.00 per TEU

This GRI excludes reefer shipments which will be decided separately.

Thank you for your continued support.


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Depot Operations – Weather Update

January 21, 2013

Please find situation report as follows regards the effect heavy snowfall is having on ports/depots around the UK:

Felixstowe Port – currently operational however only for the acceptance of export cntrs. The port are working to clear the import zones & as each zone is made safe the port will allow hauliers access through the VBS system, they are expecting to have all areas clear & be fully operational later this afternoon.

Felixstowe depots – 86pk & Pentalvers are both operational however other local/non Coscon depots are closed

Inland depots currently closed as follows:
Freightliner Birmingham
Freightliner Leeds (to empties only)
Freightliner Doncaster – has been closed this morning however has recently reopened to vehicles

Most other depots/ports are currently operational although some are naturally experiencing longer turn around times for vehicles due to the conditions.

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