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6:00 AM November 2, 2021

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

In current weeks there was congestion at Felixstowe Port, attributable to a quantity of things together with Brexit, HGV driver shortages and finally heavy demand.


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

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However Felixstowe Port stated it would not know something concerning the steel mountain, as transport firms and hauliers who use the port aren’t below any obligation to inform the port about their container preparations.

Automotive and business car supplier Roy Humphreys confirmed the transport containers have been on its land and never owned by them, however they didn’t need to remark additional.

Not too long ago a native haulier firm needed to take empty containers all the way in which to Liverpool attributable to 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


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

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One agency, CP Transport, did not consider the big pile of containers have been essentially there simply because there isn’t a room on the port, however presumably as a result of it is a cheaper different.

“Over the current 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 may ship some cargo, get used as soon as after which go for resale and into storage websites.”

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

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


Delivery 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 enjoying an element, particularly with Christmas approaching there’s more likely to be an extra improve in demand.

The homeowners of the containers could also be anticipating logistic points on the port and demand spikes earlier than the winter vacation and have due to this fact regarded into different choices to keep away from the congestion.

It’s at present unclear how lengthy the container shall be there for.