Various vessels with merchandise for Christmas, redirected towards European ports by the saturation of the British

Several giant container trails, full of merchandise to sell during Christmas, were redirected towards European ports after not being able to download in a Briti

Various vessels with merchandise for Christmas, redirected towards European ports by the saturation of the British

Several giant container trails, full of merchandise to sell during Christmas, were redirected towards European ports after not being able to download in a British port by the bottlenecks product of the pandemic and the Brexit.

"In order to ensure that the goods will be widely available in the United Kingdom for the Black Friday and Christmas, we have begun to redirect each week one out of our great vessels that stop in Felixstow," in East England, explained the Tuesday A Maersk spokesman, the largest container transportation society in the world.

The saturation of the discharge springs is linked, according to him, the lack of truckers suffering from the country by Brexit and the pandemic, which is provoking serious supply problems in supermarkets and gas stations.

To solve the problem, some ships unload merchandise in European ports such as Rotterdam (Netherlands) or Antwerp (Belgium), where smaller boats are transported to Felixstowe, he said.

Responsible for the East-West Maritime Network of Maersk, Lars Mikael Jensen, argued that it is better to send them to another port that "have a ship waiting outside Felixstowe for four, five or six days to get a place at the dock".

The spokesman of the group indicated that the congestion of the ports is widespread in the world, but this British port, where 36% of the volume of maritime freight in the United Kingdom passes, "is between 3 or 4 most affected ports in the world ".

The reason, according to him, is that "empty containers do not withdraw at a normal speed due to the lack of truckers" caused by Brexit and the pandemic.

The lack of 100,000 drivers and fear of widespread shortages at Christmas led to the British government to review its immigration policy and agree on 10,500 provisional work visas.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 04:47

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