The documents required for shipments include the commercial invoice, bill of lading or airway bill, packing list, insurance documents, and, when required, special certificates of origin, sanitation, ownership, etc.
No special form of invoice is required, but all of the details needed to establish the true value of the goods should be given. At least two additional copies of the invoice should be sent to the consignees to facilitate customs clearance
Restrictions are placed upon goods such as, but not limited to, the following: animals, birds, livestock, animal pathogens, animal carcasses (by way of the EU Veterinary Checks regime), bushmeat, cat & dog fur, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone depleting chemical substances, counterfeit currency notes, counterfeit and pirated goods and media, embryos, goods bearing false indications of origin, goods infringing a trademark (under Section 89 of the Trade Marks Act 1994), goods infringing copyright (under Section 111 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988), hair & wool (under the Anthrax Prevention Order 1971), prison-made goods, and whale products.
Facilitating manufacturing, services, oil refining, food processing, and commercial fishing as its dominant sectors, the port is also recognized as a yachting harbour. Port of Felixstowe employs 2,500 people providing them with a wide array of job opportunities.
The Port of Felixstowe covers a large space of 8,360 hectares comprising of 9 log-loading berths and 29 ship-to shore gantry cranes. The port also has container terminals that can handle the world's latest deep-draft post-Panamax container vessels. With a maximum depth of 15 metres, the port also handles a total quay of over 1.2 thousand meters.
Founded in 1543 by Henry VIII, the Port of Felixstowe’s commercial importance began to grow after the year 1871 when the port was completely remodelled. With the beginning of the World War II, the port flaunted the country’s longest pier and even had its own train.
The port has diversified its activities with a large 2.3 kilometres of the continuousquay. The Port of Felixstowe is also planning to install an additional sea wall which canaccommodate latest vessels. The new state of the art facility will ease the movement of goods to nearby plants and factories thus paving a path for a better future.