Delays at Felixstowe Port
Felixstowe Port is currently facing significant delays which are resulting in longer unpacking times and additional quay rental charges. Hanjin Shipping’s demise has resulted in excess of 10,000 teu being held on quay which added to an already stocked situation. Costs incurred are being passed on to exporters and importers in the form off a Felixstowe Port ‘Emergency Restitution Surcharge’.
The following statement has been issued by the ports:
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Those expecting shipments are strongly advised to contact their account managers for updates on timelines. Companies are also encouraged to reach out to their production partners in China for a more accurate insight on when production is likely to resume.
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Jiangsu & Zhejiang province have announced a further holiday extension lasting until Sunday the 9th February. There are further indications that other regional governments are set to follow suit.