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British port strikes increase strain on European supply chains

Port workers in Liverpool have gone on strike, and the UK’s biggest container port, Felixstowe, could be hit by another strike next week. This adds pressure on imports shipped from China to Europe, potentially leading to a pile-up of containers in key ports, writes container platform.

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Ports in Europe and China are under severe pressure as the peak season begins for delivery of cargo towards Christmas, reports analyst platform Container xChange in an update on port strikes now affecting the UK.

Port workers in Liverpool went on strike Monday evening, while the UK’s biggest container port, Felixstowe, faces yet another potential strike next week.

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