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Large bottlenecks in Northern European ports prompt delays for carriers

Shortage of port workers and truck drivers causes significant delays for carriers in Northern European ports, according to Alphaliner. The situation has worsened.

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While bottlenecks seem to ease off in the container terminals on the US west coast, the large ports in Northern Europe is on the other hand getting overloaded with containers, according to an update by analyst firm Alphaliner.

The accumulation of containers in the terminals and the lack of transport capacity further in the mainland result in considerable delays for container carriers on the routes between East Asia and Northern Europe, according to Alphaliner, which has examined delays on a number of voyages to and from Northern European ports.

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