Maersk Diverts Big Cargo Ships From UK Amid Container Backlog

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  • Supermarkets are searching for alternative ways to bring food into Britain as ships are diverted from the UK’s main port due to congestion.

Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, is diverting big vessels away from the UK because the nation’s main port is rammed full of containers, reads an article in Independent.

Supply chain disruptions

The Danish group has started to reroute huge ships away from Felixstowe, which handles 36 per cent of the country’s containerised freight, instead discharging UK-bound cargo in Europe for smaller vessels to transport to the island nation.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said “further disruption” to supply chains may be “unavoidable” after Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, said that it was directing big vessels away because main UK ports are chock-a-block.

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Source: Independent

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