Beast from the East

We are now entering storm and typhoon season…

Typhoons and tropical storms have already hit Asia during July and August which have had a serious impact on port operations.

This in turn means that we may experience delays caused by the inclement weather.

The number of vessels arriving into port is likely to be disrupted with ports closing because of poor weather conditions.  Port closures will therefore lead to longer waiting times and delays.

We will keep you updated of any developments and if you have any questions or concerns please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Beast from the East


At present Felixstowe is closed due to high winds and not expected to re-open until Sunday at the earliest. London Gateway is greatly reduced in its capacity and is opening as and when it can depending on the weather.  The port of Southampton is closed due to snow.

The inclement weather will hopefully start to improve over the next few days however it could take longer for all services to return to normal and backlogs cleared.

Managing Director Chris Green would like to thank all the staff that battled to get to the office today in Southampton.

Despite Hampshire enduring the worst snow storms for decades, most roads inaccessible and public transport critically disrupted, our fantastic staff, many leaving home before 6am on foot, have ensured our office is fully operational to offer uninterrupted service to our clients.

My staff are vitally important to our successful company and they have demonstrated today how resourceful they all are and I want to express my sincere gratitude for their endeavours this morning.

We will keep you fully updated and will be working tirelessly to make sure that we are working to full capacity at all of our ports.

Thank you for using Supreme Freight and if you have any concerns or questions please contact us directly.

Many thanks Chris and all at Supreme Freight

Beast from the East


With the approach of the weather system known as the ‘Beast from The East’ heading to the UK over the next five days, the general consensus among Government agencies is that there will be significant delays and disruption to road networks across the UK.

Although the initial impact will hit the East of the UK, there has already been snow in much of the country and this is predicted to worsen before the weekend. Your account manager will be in contact should any of your shipments be delayed.


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Weather Warning – Strong Winds in the UK Predicted on Thursday 23rd Feb

The MET Office have a severe weather warning in place for Thursday 23rd February covering the Port of Felixstowe with wind gusts forecasted between 60 – 80mph.

Weather Forecast MapsWind speed, 10 m above ground, 51°N 1°W, 2017/02/23 08:00 (UTC), ©

Due to the forecast we are expecting Felixstowe Port to close from1000hrs tomorrow morning through to the early hours of Friday morning the 24th
With this in mind, potentially there could be some disruption and delays to deliveries.

If you have deliveries booked for Thursday PM or Friday morning we would suggest bringing them forward (if possible) to tomorrow morning so we can collect containers early to avoid the MET office severe weather warning.

If you require any further information please get in touch.

We thankyou for your understanding and continued cooperation during this time.


Weather Warning – Poor sea conditions in Southern Europe

We have been advised that due to weather issues of waves of up to 11 meters in Southern Europe, vessels may be forced to slow down or seek shelter until conditions improve. This will have an impact on vessel ETAs into the UK.

Below is a quote from a carrier :

“Sea conditions are expected to deteriorate to the point where vessels are unable to transit the Bay and will seek shelter either in the Med or NEU waters, waiting out the storm”

If any of your shipments are affected then your account manager will be in contact in due course. If you have any questions please get in touch.