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13 Oct 2021

Reaction to UK container congestion issues

Port director, Mike Sellers, gives his reaction to the current container congestion and supply chain issues in the UK:

“Regional ports around the UK can be part of the solution to the current congestion problem we’re seeing at the moment.

“I’ve been talking to government about short, medium and long term solutions and highlighted the fact that there are options available by utilising the whole of the UK’s port infrastructure.

“This is known as a feeder service, where larger vessels disperse their goods through European ports and then ship them across using smaller ships giving them access to wider range of ports.

“Across at our cargo terminal Portico we’ve been helping to shift containers and are also seeing a variety of cargo coming through Portsmouth as operators look to avoid congestion and keep trade moving.

“We’re here to help and have the capacity to manage so we would encourage shipping operators to get in touch.”