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

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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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