Chaos at port of Felixstowe – carriers refuse return of empty boxes

It’s typical of IT projects to ber late or never get finished. Here we seem to have an example that is severely impacting everyone else in the supply chain.

Here at Felixstowe, you can’t return empty containers. You have to return them inland, at considerable extra cost and expense. It’s England, so the truckers are companies, and they can pass their costs along.

If this were the US, the individual owner-operators would have to take the expense, because they get a piece rate for a trip, regardless of where they have to return the container. they would have no way to pass on the cost. We see similar debacles occasionally at US ports.

By Gavin van Marle 18/09/2020

Link: https://theloadstar.com/chaos-at-port-of-felixstowe-worsens-as-carriers-refuse-return-of-empty-boxes/

One response to “Chaos at port of Felixstowe – carriers refuse return of empty boxes

  1. Pingback: UPDATE – Felixstowe issues apology and rescinds container ban | Supply Chain and Logistics Blog

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