Crisis grips shipping as lines slash UK slots

Shipping lines are reluctant to take on UK-bound cargo because of the operational difficulties in UK ports, says freight forwarder Woodland Group. Disruption on the Asia – Europe trade is leading to significant rate increases and surcharges that have driven rates to new heights, it said. The UK is particularly affected, mainly due to the serious port congestion at Felixstowe which has had a knock-on effect at all other UK ports. A ... [+]

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