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Maersk diverts ships from UK due to port congestion

Containers have piled up in the Port of Felixstowe, the largest port in the UK, so much so that Maersk now redirects its container vessels to other ports in order to transship onto smaller vessels that can freight the cargo into the country, writes Financial Times.

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A shortage of truck drivers and an overcrowded container terminal in Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port, have prompted Maersk to divert its vessels from the major port to European ports, writes business daily Financial Times.

While in European ports, the cargo on Maersk's large container vessels is transshipped onto smaller vessels and sailed back to the UK.

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