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Ports and Logistics

The Port of Felixstowe is a major economic driver in East Suffolk and a significant logistics industry has grown up around it which includes shipping lines, freight forwarders, hauliers, warehousing, and port related services.

The Port of Lowestoft is also important, with strong links to the energy sector. The aim must be to add value and local economic impact to all port-related activities, whilst mitigating and managing environmental pressures.

East Suffolk Council will support these sectors by:

  • Continuing to lobby – through Suffolk County Council, Haven Gateway Partnership, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and national agencies – for appropriate infrastructure provision (road, rail and land-related).
  • Working closely with ports and port users to facilitate investment in employment land and premises to support the growth of ports and logistics sector, and associated industries.
  • Sustaining a close dialogue with the major employers to identify key business development issues, particularly in respect of skills and labour supply.

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