Hauliers working out of Felixstowe Port are enduring three-hour turnarounds, almost a month after the container terminal overhauled its IT system. Felixstowe introduced a new terminal operating system on 10 June, but teething problems drastically extended turn-around times for hauliers. Dave Perfect, MD at West Thurrock-based D Perfect & Sons, said the system had failed miserably and the port was treating firms with disdain and contempt. He said: “I have almost stopped working out of Felixstowe. We were doing 20 […]
Hauliers are calling on the Port of Felixstowe to get its house in order and tackle “outrageously long delays” at the port before the Christmas rush.
Ongoing capacity problems at some of the UK’s largest ports has occurred because of the three ‘Cs’ – Covid-19, Christmas and Customs, according to Logistics UK, which warned that delays could persist for months.
International delivery specialist ParcelHero is warning of delays to Amazon and other e-commerce orders following the log jam created in the Suez Canal by the stranded cargo ship, EverGiven, which was finally refloated yesterday (29 March).