Home > Press Articles > Port of Felixstowe
Saturday, 15 Aug 2020
Port of Felixstowe Welcomes 'CSCL Felixstowe'
28th November 2002

The Port of Felixstowe welcomed its namesake, 'CSCL Felixstowe', on its inaugural voyage on Thursday 21st November 2002.

The 4,500-TEU CSCL Felixstowe has been introduced onto China Shipping Container Lines’ Far-East China service, calling at main ports in South East Asia, China and the Far East. The vessel is nearly 260 metres long, with a DWT of 50,600.

Peter Morton, Chief Operating Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, presented the Master of 'CSCL Felixstowe', Capt. Crasto Sanil, with a special limited-edition print of the Port of Felixstowe during a ceremony on board the vessel.

Richard Pearson, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, said of the new vessel:

“We are extremely honoured that China Shipping Container Lines have chosen to name one of their latest series of ships after Felixstowe. We thank them for their continued support, and wish 'CSCL Felixstowe' and its crew well on its maiden voyage.”

Derek W. Johnson, Deputy Chairman of China Shipping (UK) Agency Co Limited, said the arrival of 'CSCL Felixstowe' in the UK was further evidence of China Shipping Container Lines’ commitment to their service between the UK and Asia. To commemorate the ship’s arrival, a plaque was presented to the Master by Gu Jingsong, Managing Director of China Shipping (UK) Agency Co Limited.


Note to Editors:

For further information, or a PHOTOGRAPH, please contact, Paul Davey, Corporate Affairs Manager, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 604987 or Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943, or E-mail daveyps@hpuk.co.uk

Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK and the fourth largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 15 countries throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 30 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies.
Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park Launched
The Port of Felixstowe has announced its latest warehousing and logistics development. The latest phase of growth will see the development of 1.45 million sq. ft. of warehousing on a 68-acre site, tailored to the needs of its customers.
Port of Felixstowe passes 70m TEU milestone
The Port of Felixstowe passed another milestone today (21 August 2013) when it handled the 70th million TEU since container operations began at the port in the mid-1960s.
Port of Felixstowe Goes Green
The Port of Felixstowe is creating an environmental corridor as part of the Go Green campaign launched by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and a number of other global port operators.
World’s largest container ships call at Port of Britain
The Port of Felixstowe has handled four of the world’s largest container ships in 24 hours and become the first port in the UK to handle an 18,000 TEU vessel.
Port of Felixstowe Top for Customer Care
The Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain has walked away with the coveted Rail Freight Group 2015 Customer Care Award for its continued and sustained improvement in customer service.
Port of Felixstowe Gets New Rail Terminal on Track
Ground-breaking ceremony held at UK's Premier Port
Port of Felixstowe and DFDS Boost Capacity
The Port of Felixstowe and leading Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) capacity at the UK port by over 40% through investment in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer parking facilities.