What a week as the beast from the east plays havoc with transport

Well it certainly has been a funny old week, weather wise and here in Suffolk, we had our fair share, albeit other parts of the UK had it far worse.

“It’s not often that you see small icebergs floating in the sea at Felixstowe” commented EUF’s Commercial Director Mel Pipe. “But we’ve seen it all this week, and the port has done well to re-open”.

Severe weather hit UK supply chains everywhere this week, with several ports closing or suspending services because of snow, cold temperatures and high winds.

Red warnings have been issued across the UK after a weather system of Siberian origin– dubbed “the beast from the east” – collided with Storm Emma.

Yesterday, Maersk announced that Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Felixstowe, Grangemouth and Tilbury ports were closed, and services into London Gateway suspended.

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