A business trip to Suffolk took me close to Felixstowe and it would have been rude not to call in to see some of the shipping traffic using the port complex and thus we have another #dlr_blog on tour report.
The Port of Felixstowe is the largest and busiest in the UK and is able to handle the largest container ships that ply the world’s oceans.
The location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Orwell also means that you get to see the shipping traffic using the various quays at Harwich and also the vessels coming to and from the port of Ipswich.
Here the Ro-Ro cargo vessel Severine arrives enroute to Harwich.
In the other direction the general cargo ship Neuland is see heading outbound from Ipswich.
The port is primarily used by transoceanic container ships but also serves small feeder ships and Ro-Ro cargo ferries.
The largest arrival whilst I was there came in the shape of Maersk Kowloon still showing the markings of the ship’s previous owners.
These ships are an impressive sight!
Moored alongside the quay in the final stages of loading was MSC Zoe, it departed later that evening.
Interesting to see some much larger vessels than are normally seen within the #dlr_blog area of coverage although one recent cargo visitor to the middle Thames was noted departing from Ipswich.
Some more pictures of the various ships can be seen here.