LOCATION

Felixstowe

FXT

2nd

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£36B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

4th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£10B

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

Insufficient data for an indicative price

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe.

The port handles more than 4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes approximately 3,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today – crucially, the port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port. Around 30 shipping lines operate from Felixstowe, offering approximately 90 services to and from 400 ports around the world.

As to be expected from such a major port there is a huge amount of local warehouses - many of which are available for short term/temporary contracts. Supply is tight so prices in the area are high, and goods being stored tend to be fast, temporarily being stored before being transported elsewhere. There are rail and road links with the A14 and M11 connecting the port to distribution hubs in the Midlands and elsewhere in the UK.

Nearby is Colchester, Chelmsford, Stowmarket, Ipswich and Witham - all of which have decent amount of warehouses. The high concentration catersfor every need so there are specialist warehouses for food, drink and frozen goods. There are a number of freight forwarders, third party logistic providers (3PLs) and haulage firms. A huge amount of short term pallet space is available throguh Stowga at the port and in nearby towns.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £2B
2 Baby carriages, toys, games and sporting goods more info £1.6B
3 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £1.6B
4 Household-type electrical and non-electrical equipment, n.e.s. more info £1.3B
5 Footwear more info £1.3B
6 Women's or girls' coats, capes, jackets, suits, trousers, shorts, shirts, dresses and skirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, not knitted or crocheted (other than those of subgroup 845.2) more info £1.1B
7 Men's or boys' coats, capes, jackets, suits, blazers, trousers, shorts, shirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, not knitted or crocheted (other than those of subgroup 845.2) more info £970M
8 Articles, n.e.s., of plastics more info £850M
9 Telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76 more info £800M
10 Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £770M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Internal combustion piston engines and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £610M
2 Non-ferrous base metal waste and scrap, n.e.s. more info £510M
3 Silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group more info £330M
4 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783 more info £310M
5 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel more info £280M
6 Pulp and waste paper more info £270M
7 Alcoholic beverages more info £250M
8 Rotating electric plant and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £240M
9 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £230M
10 Worn clothing and other worn textile articles; rags more info £200M
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