70-millionth container comes through Port of Felixstowe

Port of Felixstowe

The Transport Secretary is back in our region today to visit the Port of Felixstowe.

Patrick McLoughlin will see the 70-millionth container come through the Suffolk port. He is there to recognise the importance of the shipping sector to the British economy.

It comes the day after his visit to the A11 to see progress on dualling the stretch through Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Port of Felixstowe has been the UK's busiest cargo port for over 30 years. The first containers were handled in the mid-1960s.