On The Waterfront

On the Waterfront looks at how the worldwide boom in container shipping is being handled by British ports.

The focus is on Felixstowe in Suffolk which, since the 1960s, has been Britain?s foremost container terminal and where as many as 50,000 containers can be stacked on the dock at any one time.

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A look at how the worldwide boom in container shipping is being handled by British ports.

The focus is on Felixstowe in Suffolk which, since the 1960s, has been Britain?s foremost container terminal and where as many as 50,000 containers can be stacked on the dock at any one time.

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Featuring a look at Felixstowe from the perspective of those who visit it from the land.

Presenter Heather Payton joins a lorry driver on his trip into the port and finds out how northern-based exporters feel about having to send their goods overland to Felixstowe.

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On the Waterfront looks at how the worldwide boom in container shipping is being handled by British ports.

The focus is on Felixstowe in Suffolk which, since the 1960s, has been Britain?s foremost container terminal and where as many as 50,000 containers can be stacked on the dock at any one time.

Featuring a look at Felixstowe from the perspective of those who visit it from the sea.

Presenter Heather Payton will be discovering why Felixstowe has become such a big port and why it remains attractive to the world?s biggest shipping operators.