Christmas won’t be canceled despite stifled harbour, Britain says

  • People should buy normally for Christmas – minister
  • Maersk leads ships out of UK’s largest port
  • Shortage of truck drivers growls Felixstowe
  • Maersk says lack of truck drivers is a problem
  • PM Johnson is on holiday

LONDON, Oct. 13 (Reuters) – Britain said: on wednesday that people should buy normally for Christmas and there would be no shortage of gifts, after sea containers met toys and electrical appliances were diverted from the country’s largest port because it was full.

Maersk, the worldThe largest container shipping company has diverted a number of ships from the port of Felixstowe in Eastern England due to a lack of of truck drivers means there is nowhere left stack containers.

“I’m convinced that people will be able to get their toys for Christmas,” Conservative Party co-chair Oliver Dowden told Sky sure Christmas gifts would this be delivered year.

Dowden, a cabinet minister without portfolio, said the trouble in the port were declining and the supply chain problems facing the worldthe fifth largest economy goods global – like a deficiency of truck drivers and port congestion.

“The situation is improving,” Dowden said, referring to Felixstowe, die 36% settles. of the container freight of the country. Wanted of people should start until buy now for Christmas, he said: “I would say just buy like you normally do.”

He said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is on holiday in abroad, was very engaged with domestic and international issues. “He’s very engaged with the job.”

British economy is this expected met 6.8% growth year, the fastest in the G7 leading economies, although supply chain disruption and inflationary pressures global economy, the International Monetary Fund said.

AN view shows stacked sea containers in the harbor of Felixstowe, Great Britain, October 13, 2021. Photo taken with a drone. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British economy returned to growth in August after contract for the first time in six months in July.

But his departure from the European Union has worsened a bit of the problems by limiting immigration.

Great Britain is short of about 100,000 truck drivers, leading to queues for fuel at gas stations and worries over getting food in supermarkets, with a defect of butchers and warehouse workers also concerns.

Felixstowe is currently between one of the affected ports. The main factors in in addition to pandemic impact behind this situation is high consumption demand and lack of of truck drivers for land- side distribution,” said Maersk.

It diverted some ships “to alternative continental ports” to regulate the flow of charge and minimize impact on supply chains and UK consumers ahead of Christmas, it said.

a defect of labor is also farmers.

Two sisters run a pig farm in Northeast England urged Johnson to lift strict immigration rules for butchers of risk see the pork sector succumb to the weight of overly fattened animals.

“The pressure is like Busy die we’ve never had before, emotionally it’s absolutely exhausting, financially it’s crippling,” Vicky Scott told Reuters over the screaming of a few of one hundred pigs. “Goods in a free bad place straight away.”

Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen; Editing by Alistair Smout and Barbara Lewis

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