Homes left in shadow of massive cargo ship as it docks in UK

The houses have been left in the shadow of a huge cargo ship, piled high with shipping containers from China, which has just docked at the shore.

MOL Treasure’s shipping container arrived at DP World Container Terminal in the Port of Southampton, carrying goods from China to the UK.

The 400-meter-long ship left Yantian on Jan. 2 this year before embarking on a 35-day voyage, he said The Express.

According to the latest data, 14,991 container imports are currently handled at the container ship port in Southampton.

At the same time, 20,387 containers are exported.

Delays in deliveries late last year prompted concerns that groceries and toys could run out over Christmas, and experts have warned delays will continue this year.

Huge containers like this feed a supply chain in the UK that is exhausted.

The shortage of lorry drivers has contributed to disruption in UK ports.

In December, Tim Morris, chief executive officer of UK Major Ports Group, said that commercial ports “have become the backlog in the sandwich between rising, volatile shipping and UK supply chains, which are severely affected by factors such as a lack of lorry drivers”. .

He said: “Ports have taken significant actions to respond to the challenges and build resilience.

“They have extended gate opening to 24/7, increased capacity for trucks at peak times, sought to maximize rail freight utilization within the network’s severe constraints, added storage space and hired more staff.

“But the pressure is compounded by publicized issues affecting all UK supply chains, most notably the shortage of lorry drivers.

“Ports must therefore manage access to storage space very dynamically in extreme situations. This may mean some very limited short-term restrictions.

“Ports are keen to work closely with customers and entire supply chains to keep freight moving.”

Retailers have highlighted particular issues in China and East Asia, where pandemic restrictions and poor weather conditions have impacted shipping.

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