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Supply crisis: Maersk diverts big cargo ships from UK as Felixstowe port fills up due to HGV container backlog | The Independent

“The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said ‘further disruption to supply chains may be unavoidable’ after Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, said it was directing big vessels away because main UK ports are chock-a-block. The congestion is down to a lack of HGV drivers available to move the unloaded containers to free up space. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the shortage was ‘absolutely foreseeable.’ “We knew when we left the EU that we would need to have a plan B in relation to drivers, we knew because of the pandemic there would be an impact and here we are in the middle of a crisis and we’ve got, what? A prime minister who’s missing in action.'”

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