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The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has lashed out again at the Port of Felixstowe over continuing issues with container operations.

Crank up your PC at the start of an exceptionally busy morning and inevitably there will be a ghastly pause, a spinning clock and then the dreaded message: “Updates installed – please restart your computer”.

The Port of Felixstowe says the performance of its troubled new terminal operating system is continuing to stabilise, however, productivity levels remain similar to a week earlier.

Freight forwarders have been warned not to expect compensation from the owners of the Port of Felixstowe owners following serious delays that resulted from a new operating system introduced last month.

Hutchison Ports kicked off its latest expansion phase at Port of Felixstowe, beginning construction of about 13 hectares of new paved container yard at the UK’s largest container port.

Maersk Line's 18,000 teu Marchen Maersk was named at a ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe yesterday.