Felixstowe Port in ‘chaos’ as Christmas and Brexit loom

Retailers, shipping and haulage companies have complained of “chaos” at Felixstowe Port in Suffolk, affecting goods in the run-up to Christmas. One ship due to be unloaded at the port last week was redirected to Rotterdam because of “unacceptable” delays. The owner, Hutchison Ports, blames pre-Brexit stockpiling and the pandemic. Freight manager Matt Hudson warned that “if the chaos continues, increased shipping prices will be passed on to consumers”. Mr Hudson, whose company distributes goods picked up at the port, said containers were being left on the quayside because haulage companies could not book a … (full story)

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