22.12.2020 | PORTS

FPUA's response to VBS Changes

With VBS changes due to go live on 5.1.21, the Felixstowe Port Users’ Association responds to the announcement.


In response to the VBS changes effective from 5th January 2021, Jason Flower, chairman of FPUA and Kevin Lawrenson, category 3 representative of the FPUA have commented as follows:

“We believe the changes outlined regarding the auto-exchange time for VBS bookings, changes to the overnight flexible arrival period; and changes to the tether period will improve the efficiency, availability and reliability of VBS. Collectively, we’re hoping the new procedures should provide a more reliable service to hauliers and shippers using the Port of Felixstowe.

“It’s a positive step that the port’s VBS team will be proactively monitoring the situation for two weeks following the implementation of the changes, and as the port user association we would welcome any constructive feedback from members that we can then pass on.”

For more information about Felixstowe Port Users’ Association visit fpua.co.uk