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Don’t panic buy for Christmas, Britain says after port chaos


LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Britain mentioned on Wednesday that individuals ought to buy usually for Christmas and that there can be no scarcity of items after delivery containers carrying toys and electrical items have been diverted from the nation’s greatest port as a result of it was full.

Maersk, the world’s largest container delivery firm, has diverted some vessels away from Felixstowe port in jap England as a result of there may be nowhere left to stack containers on the port amid an acute scarcity of truck drivers.

“I’m confident that people will be able to get their toys for Christmas,” Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden instructed Sky when requested about issues at Felixstowe port. He mentioned he was certain Christmas items can be delivered this yr.

Dowden, who’s a cupboard minister with out portfolio within the Cabinet Office, mentioned the state of affairs was bettering on the port and that the problems going through the world’s fifth largest economic system have been world – reminiscent of a scarcity of truckers and port congestion.

“The situation is improving,” Dowden mentioned of the state of affairs at Felixstowe, which handles 36 per cent of the nation’s containerised freight.

When requested whether or not or not folks ought to begin to buy now for Christmas, he mentioned: “I would say just buy as you do normally.”

Reporting by Sarah Young and Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alistair Smout

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People walk through the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls//File Photo

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