About Ports and Maritime

Norfolk and Suffolk have several different types of port as follows:

  • Felixstowe is the biggest container port in the UK and one of the largest in Europe and welcomes over 3000 ships each year.
  • Lowestoft offers servicing facilities for the North sea offshore wind, oil and gas industries.
  • Ipswich is the largest port for UK agricultural export.
  • Great Yarmouth offers servicing facilities for the offshore renewable and oil and gas industries.
  • King’s Lynn is a regional hub for agricultural products and offers extensive handling and storage facilitates.
  • Wells offers servicing facilities for wind farms and has a harbour which supports vessels for fishing, leisure and tourism.
  • Between them the ports offer a whole range of career opportunities with the Port of Felixstowe employing over 2,500 people directly.
Did You Know?
The Port of Ipswich has been in operation since Saxon times, but now it is mostly visited for its food, drink, live music and river trips.

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