Global companies are faced with the problem of congestion in British ports

The Wall Street Journal reports that many global companies are facing congestion in British ports.

The cause of supply chain disruptions is huge congestion in UK ports. The problem is partly due to Brexit. Now British companies are actively trying to accumulate food, medicine and other goods on the eve of the country’s exit from the EU.

Delays at UK ports mean a number of toy orders will now miss Christmas, according to the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA). The industry body has called on the government to help «save the festive season» by easing port congestion.

Experts say this is due to holiday sales, a large imbalance in transportation equipment caused by disruptions related to the pandemic and ongoing operational problems at Felixstowe Port.

«Brexit was the straw that broke the camel’s back», – said Richard Ballantyne, executive director of the British Ports Association.

Not only UK ports are facing congestion.  Los Angeles, Shanghai, Antwerp, Belgium, Sri Lanka and Auckland in New Zealand have handled record container volumes since late summer.

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