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Felixstowe port authorities on Wednesday 13 October said that there are 50,000 containers pending collection from the port.
Shipping giant Maersk has given a market update on the current challenging global logistics situation, predicting that the port congestion and supply chain bottlenecks are to continue throughout the remainder of 2021.
Bifa, the UK freight forwarding association, has launched a new campaign to encourage its members to work with schools and colleges in logistics, forwarding and the supply chain.
The Suez Canal has probably made more headlines this year than any other since 1956, with the crisis this time not being about a military confrontation, but a ship almost nobody had heard of until March getting stuck.
Retailers such as John Lewis have chartered a fleet of extra ships to try and get ahead of the mounting disruption in the logistics industry.
Find out more about the Ever Ace right here.
New shipping capacity is forecast to reach record levels by 2023, as the post-pandemic recovery steams ahead
Shipping and logistics giant Maersk has ordered eight large carbon-neutral ocean-going container ships
The man-made canal was officially opened in November 1869. Before it was built, cargo ships had to make their way around the South Atlantic and African continent.