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6:00 AM November 2, 2021

Tons of of delivery containers have been stacked up close to Eye, simply off the A140, with many motorists left questioning why they’re there.

In latest weeks there was congestion at Felixstowe Port, brought on by a quantity of things together with Brexit, HGV driver shortages and in the end heavy demand.


Transport containers are being saved on Eye airfield alongside the A140. Image: Sarah Lucy Brown

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However Felixstowe Port stated it does not know something concerning the metallic mountain, as delivery firms and hauliers who use the port aren’t beneath any obligation to inform the port about their container preparations.

Automotive and business automobile vendor Roy Humphreys confirmed the delivery containers had been on its land and never owned by them, however they didn’t need to remark additional.

Lately a native haulier firm needed to take empty containers all the best way to Liverpool on account of lack of area on the Felixstowe docks, whereas container storage areas have additionally appeared in different elements of Suffolk within the final yr – together with Melton and Mendlesham.

Shipping containers are being stored on Eye airfield along the A140. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown


Transport containers are being saved on Eye airfield alongside the A140. Image: Sarah Lucy Brown

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One agency, CP Transport, did not imagine the massive pile of containers had been essentially there simply because there isn’t any room on the port, however probably as a result of it is a cheaper different.

“Over the latest years there’s been much more self storage websites, lots of people have been shopping for containers from the factories on a one use solely bases,” stated managing director Adam Searle.

“They’ll ship some cargo, get used as soon as after which go for resale and into storage websites.”

One more reason steered why the crates are simply by the highway is as a result of it’s cheaper to retailer them in a area than a warehouse.

Shipping containers are being stored on Eye airfield along the A140. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown


Transport containers are being saved on Eye airfield alongside the A140. Image: Sarah Lucy Brown

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He did additionally acknowledge there’s a likelihood the congestion on the port could possibly be taking part in an element, particularly with Christmas approaching there may be more likely to be an extra enhance in demand.

The house owners of the containers could also be anticipating logistic points on the port and demand spikes earlier than the winter vacation and have subsequently appeared into different choices to keep away from the congestion.

It’s at the moment unclear how lengthy the container might be there for.