There has been a strike at the container port in Felixstowe, UK, since Sunday, August 21st. The strike is expected to last eight days. The dockers demand higher wages.

The strike in Felixstowe is going to last eight days. (Source: Pixabay)

The port of Felixstowe on the east coast of Great Britain is the UK’s largest container port. This makes it an important hub for international supply chains. According to experts, the import and export of clothing and electronics will be particularly affected.

Despite the expected container jams and considerable delays in the handling of freighters, trade experts and shipping companies do not expect any significant effects on the European market.

And yet: The strike is disrupting trade between Britain and the EU, which has already collapsed, as British trade expert Rebecca Harding told the German Press Agency.


Source: (german language)