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New milestone for Suffolk port

The port is using trains to reduce road congestion. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Port of Felixstowe has become the first in the country to transport a million containers by rail in a year.

Bosses say the milestone highlights how they are using trains to reduce the environmental impact of transport and reduce road congestion.

This new milestone for the port reflects the dedication of our workforce and the excellent relationships we have developed with all the rail freight operators at the port.

Rail is an increasingly important differentiator for shipping lines as well as importers and exporters and we are able to offer them a greater number of rail services to more destinations, more often, than any other port.

Rail is also a key factor in reducing the environmental impact of transport and helps reduce road congestion.

– Clemence Cheng, CEO of the Port of Felixstowe