Port Analysis: Felixstowe, GB
By Bessie Howard on 25 June 2018
The port of Felixstowe, GB is called by a total of 27 services, with MSC and Maersk Line as its top carriers. 
 Utilizing BlueWater Reporting's port dashboard, the chart above provides an overview of the total number of services calling the UK port of Felixstowe by dominant operator (i.e. carrier operating the greatest capacity on a service). 
      Currently, the port of Felixstowe welcomes a total of 27 services. 2M Alliance, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk Line's short-sea Intra-Europe specialist Seago Line maintaining the top three spots, operating the greatest number of services. 
      In coming weeks, many of these services will experience significant delays as a result of a new terminal operating system implemented by the Port of Felixstowe last week. Many major liner carriers released statements acknowledging delays at the port and their intentions to either divert cargo, or omit the port altogether for one or more sailings. 
     According to BlueWater Reporting's Terminal Analysis, Felixstowe has a total of 1.8 million TEUs flowing through the port from its 27 services. Six out of the nine carriers operating these services are global liner carriers, while three  are short-sea carriers dedicated within the Intra-Europe trade.  These include Seago Line, BG Freight Line and Unifeeder.
     Of the top 10 carriers in operating fleet capacity, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming are the only two who do not operate any vessels calling the port of Felixstowe. Yang Ming does not participate on any services calling the port, while ONE purchases slots on the MSC-operated EPIC1.