It's been some time since hordes of the off duty rushed to Zeebrugge to catch the ferry to Felixstowe. There are no passenger services there now. The port continues to grow though. Currently the Port of Felixstowe deals with over 40 per cent of the countrys container cargo with around £60bn of imports and exports passing through Felixstowe each year. The expansion of the port could add a further £20bn to this figure. Berths 8&9 are the only ones in the UK capable of handling the largest container ships currently on order and the new facility will be equipped with seven of the largest container cranes in the world. Each crane is able to manage ships with containers stowed 24-wide on deck.