Management changes at the Port of Felixstowe
Chris Lewis has returned to Felixstowe as chief executive of Hutchison Ports UK at a time when Britain’s top container port has been struggling to cope with a surge in volumes.
Both carriers and shippers have vented their frustration regarding congestion at Felixstowe, but the port insists the appointment of Mr Lewis is not connected with its current difficulties.
Mr Lewis worked at Felixstowe from 1993 to 2010, the last four years as chief executive. He then moved to DP World where he was the UK chief executive, responsible for London Gateway and Southampton, then retired in early 2019.
In his new role, which started on November 2, Mr Lewis will report to Clemence Cheng, who retains his role as managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe.