Monday, 6 April 2009

Felixstowe rocks

THE Port of Felixstowe is celebrating after being named private company of the year in the Business Weekly East of England Business Awards.

The award was presented at a dinner held at Queen’s College, Cambridge.

Meanwhile, some seaside rock with a difference has been produced for Felixstowe and its sister ports’ stand at the Multimodal 2009 show in Birmingham later this mont. On the outside it’s striped blue, yellow and white. And the message on the inside? Of course, it’s Hutchison Ports UK, through and through.

Right place, wrong hard times

WHY Harwich should be listed among 10 British towns or districts worst hit by recession, with more than half of their shops empty, is a mystery.
Harwich could claim to have the most strategically advantageous location in a county that, for all its many attractions, is the butt of jokes about flat terrain and curvy girls. Cruise and ferry passengers, as well as freight, use extensive facilities at Harwich that have good rail and road connections with London and other regions.
Its shipping and other businesses face problems, of course, but the place they share is unique in diversity. Where else could you find a peninsular tip full of historic interest adjacent to a residential suburb and seasonal holiday resort where the television comedy Hi-de-Hi was filmed? Residents call it Dovercourt, but it’s still part of Harwich.

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