Brits don’t have to worry about empty shelves in, say, toy stores in the run-up to Christmas. British Minister and Conservative MP Oliver Dowden said: The reason is the withdrawal of the container ships from the UK’s largest port due to the lack of drivers to transport the containers.
On Tuesday, the container ship Maersk announced that several large ships have left the port of Felixstowe due to a shortage of drivers, the containers cannot be transported inland and there is no space to store containers in the port. Those ships were diverted to ports on the European continent. Felixstowe in the east of England handles more than a third of all containers in the UK.
Dowden said people shouldn’t worry, because he says problems at the port are already improving. “I am convinced that people can get their toys for Christmas. I’d say just buy like you normally do. “
The UK truck shortage has already led to gas station shortages due to insufficient fuel supply. Supermarkets and other stores have also had to deal with empty shelves due to supply problems.
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