Shipping Recruitment Felixstowe

UK’s busiest container port at Felixstowe marks 50 years

The UK’s biggest and busiest container port is marking a half century of handling cargo. The Port of Felixstowe was the first of its kind in the country when it opened in 1967.

It currently employs 2,500 people and is linked to 32,500 jobs across Suffolk, which is 10% of the county’s working population.

Felixstowe handles over 4 million containers a year, 3,000 ships a year and currently has 30 shipping lines using the Port.

Watch a brief video about the port of Felixstowe by clicking here, courtesy of the BBC .

Steve Wyeth the Founder & Director of SDW commented “What an epic milestone for the Port of Felixstowe and everyone that is connected to the port in anyway – plus, the thousands of people who work either directly for the port, or for the many freight forwarders, shipping lines and transport companies in Felixstowe, Ipswich & throughout Suffolk.” Steve continued ” We have been recruiting in Felixstowe for over 10 years now, and have placed many happy candidates with freight & logistics companies over the years. SDW is really proud to be associated with the Port.”

SDW have also recently launched their online recruitment advertising service to Port users in the area, in which has already saved companies 1000’s of pounds in traditional recruitment fees.

Happy 50th Birthday to the Port of Felixstowe!