Port of Felixstowe restricting empty restitutions

Oct 7, 2021 | Article, News

Port of Felixstowe has closed its gates to receiving empty containers from a number of the big shipping lines including Maersk, CMA CGM and Evergreen. Bans on empty restitutions at the UK’s largest container port from other major shipping lines could also be imminent.

The situation has arisen in part, unsurprisingly, as a result of the much-publicised HGV driver shortage in the UK, which is leading to rapidly increasing container dwell times at the Suffolk port. Restricting the number of inbound empty containers is a measure designed to combat rising port congestion, which poses a serious threat to normal port operations.

Felixstowe is by no means alone in experiencing port congestion woes, with all major container ports in the UK and across Northern Europe are experiencing similar problems.

As a result of Felixstowe’s decision, Uniserve is having to redirect empty containers from affected shipping lines to alternative ports. Given the existing challenges that exist within UK freight transport and the potential for further changes to restitution points (beyond our control), we would ask customers for a certain amount of patience as we process redirects.

Uniserve will advise as and when the situation changes, but customers should contact their Customer Development Manager for updates or to discuss any concerns.

For more information, please email  crmteam@ugroup.co.uk

FOLLOW US

Unrivalled Ocean Freight

Unparalleled choice and flexibility are synonymous with the UK’s leading Ocean Freight provider.

Award Winning Airfreight

Our record breaking (five times) BIFA Airfreight Award winning team eagerly await your enquiries.

Premium European Services

The UK’s leading independent provides quality services to and from all major locations across Eastern and Western Europe.

Unrivalled Ocean Freight

Unparalleled choice and flexibility are synonymous with the UK’s leading Ocean Freight provider.

Award Winning Airfreight

Our record breaking (five times) BIFA Airfreight Award winning team eagerly await your enquiries.

Unrivalled Ocean Freight

Unparalleled choice and flexibility are synonymous with the UK’s leading Ocean Freight provider.

Keep in Touch

Please subscribe to receive a monthly newsletter of our latest news and articles.
More News…..
New Typhoon Could Shut Hong Kong This Week

New Typhoon Could Shut Hong Kong This Week

Reports are coming in that Hong Kong may be set to endure another tropical cyclone this week, possibly as early as tomorrow (Tuesday 12th October). Typhoon Kompasu is set to pass within 800km of the region…

Please Share This Article

It only takes a couple of clicks and it would be greatly appreciated! Many Thanks