MSC Anna had sailed direct from Colombo in Sri Lanka heavily laden with cargo from the Far East. She went alongside Felixstowe Berth 9 on Thursday night around 23:30. A few hours later the OOCL Japan was bought in to Felixstowe Berth 8 which also was heavily laden from the Far East. Storm Erik was causing many issues across the UK with gale force winds. Felixstowe didn't get hit directly but winds were gusting up to 50mph which meant cargo operations had to cease until they were below the safe working limits. A vessel on this route is normally turned around in 48 hours but the wind was going to impact her cargo operations, during Friday she had a departure date of Monday morning but that was likely yo change as the British weather is very unpredictable. Early hours of Monday morning a confirmed departure time was confirmed and the ship's agent orders two tugs for departure. A Harwich Haven pilot boards as the last of the cranes boom up and the gangway is lifted back onboard.