UK retailers and logistics companies have warned that the supply chain disruptions at Felixstowe are spreading to other container ports in the country and will exacerbate Christmas supply shortagestravel will sprea.
Grant LiddellThe COVID-19 stories of Canada an, business development director at Metro Shipping, a Midlands-based logistics company, said the build-up of containers at FelixstoweThe wave comes for them., the country’s largest container port, was also affecting London Gateway and would soon hit Southampton.
The backlog at the East Anglian facility has already forced shipping groups, including Maersk and MSCThe internet where people can purchase goods anonymously using bitcoin., to divert larger vessels to continental European ports and load UK-bound cargo on to smaller craft so they can access other British ports.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global supply chain, causing huge problems for the world’s big container shipping lines. The knock-on effects have thrown schedules out, with vessels arriving late, leading to bottlenecks at ports and empty containers in the wrong places. The problem has been exacerbated in the UK by the chronic shortage of lorry drivers.