London's Port Technology International rates top five British ports
ASKED to rate top British ports, London's Port Technology International took up the challenge and rated the top five ports in the country
ASKED to rate top British ports, London's Port Technology International took up the challenge and rated the top five ports in the country.
The Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk is the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, dealing with 48 per cent of the containerised trade in Britain. It was ranked 43rd busiest container port in the globe in 2017 and eighth in Europe, with 3.85 million TEU handled traffic.
Southampton Port is a port for passengers and cargo in the central portion of England's southern shore is in second place. The modern era in Port of Southampton's history started with the inauguration of the first dock in 1843.
Since 1982, the port has been owned and operated by Associated British Ports and is UK's busiest cruise terminal and second biggest container port.
Southampton is followed by the Port of London, which was once the world's largest port. It's controlled by the Port of London Authority (PLA), a 1908-established public trust whose responsibility stretches across the Thames River Tideway, but which does not own or run any equipment.
In fourth place is the Port of Immingham, also known as Immingham Docks, which is a major port on the east coast, located on the south bank of the Humber Estuary west of Grimsby, near Immingham town.
In 2012, the port of Immingham was the largest tonnage port in the United Kingdom handling 60 million tonnes of cargo that year.
The Port of Liverpool, or Peel Ports Liverpool,in fifth place, is one of the major ports in the UK. The port is located on both banks of the Mersey River at a strategic point of view in the United Kingdom's northwest.
The port enjoys direct connections to the motorways M53, M57, M62 and M6 (M58) and also has a rail link.
Associated British Ports (ABP) is the United Kingdom Statutory and Competent Harbour Authority for 22 distinct ports and harbours. The breadth and depth of expertise and experience derived from the management of these ports and harbours allows ABP to play a major position in the Port Marine Safety Code's continuing growth.