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Shops warn of Christmas stock shortages as PPE shipments clog key UK port

Retailers blame surge in Christmas imports, Brexit preparations and vast backlog of NHS equipment at Felixstowe

Retailers are warning a logjam at the country’s biggest container port could result in product shortages this Christmas, as it emerged 11,000 containers of government-procured PPE is clogging up Felixstowe.

Congestion at Felixstowe is a problem for the whole country as the Suffolk port handles approximately 40% of all the containers coming into and out of the UK.

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