Shipping Update - United Kingdom

  • Vessels are at/above capacity & shipment bookings are now required to be made 4 weeks in advance.

  • British Ports are congested as an outcome of this volume, &  some vessels are now not berthing UK, but off-loading UK import containers at ports like Rotterdam and Antwerp.

  • The UK port of Felixstowe is currently working at 160% of expected capacity, which is unsustainable.

  • Storage facilities in the port precincts are over committed, impacted by Government storage of COVID PPE equipment,  with over 11,000 containers being stored at Felixstowe Port alone

  • There is a shortage of empty containers for export use, due to the trade imbalance and vessels not calling in the UK

  • The situation at the ports is being blamed on the COVID situation, but also with UK importers try to import surplus stock before Brexit finalisation.

  • There is uncertainty in UK as to what will follow after Jan 1st 2021, when the UK officially leaves the EU without  Trade Agreements in place.

  • As a result of the congestion, shipping lines in the UK are now introducing the following surcharges:
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