Shoppers told to plan ahead for Christmas amid port delays

On Tuesday, the Port of Felixstowe, which handles 36% of the UK’s freight container traffic, said the busy pre-Christmas period, HGV driver shortages, poor vessel scheduling, and high demand for goods post pandemic had led to a build-up of shipping containers.

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