Danish shipping giant Maersk has offered its latest update on the supply chain situation at the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest port.
Felixstowe is battling a perfect storm of high volumes of imported containers, exported empties, and a trucker shortage that combined have created a shipping logjam that is threatening Christmas toy shortages. “The UK is currently suffering from a lack of truck drivers which is causing several challenges, including terminal congestion in key ports with limited inland haulage options,” Maersk stated in its update.
Maersk said previously it was bringing in extra loaders, source berthing windows, and procuring additional off-dock storage facilities to relieve yard density, part of a plan to increase empty uplifts during vessel calls.
Earlier on in the month however, Felixstowe was forced to…