Container shipping is all messed up in the UK. A recent report claims that shippers cannot get their container cargo delivered on time. And the reason is not the driver shortage, or is it?
Apparently there is also a shortage of space for empty containers, and the empties have to be taken to a different place from where they are delivered. Some ports are refusing empty containers.
When you put that with the ‘blanked’ sailings, where ocean shipping lines simply omit a port from their rotation for a given voyage, it’s impossible to predict when your cargo will arrive. The nightmare has arrived.
By Charlie Bartlett, European Correspondent 13/10/2021Felixstowe congestion could lead to $2bn of stranded imports, says report – The Loadstar