British businesses are getting worried as Egypt’s Suez Canal continues to be blocked by a Taiwanese mega-container ship for the fourth day in a row.
Seaport Freight Services, a shipping and freight-forwarding company based at the Port of Felixstowe, has 20 containers of goods stranded on the Ever Given.
“We’re waiting on food goods like coconut milk and syrups, some spare parts for motors, we’ve got some fork lift trucks, some Amazon goods on there, all sorts,” Steve Parks, director of Seaport Freight Services, tells the BBC.
“All our customers are hearing about it, and they’re phoning us to ask when it will be resolved.”
The 400m-long (1,312ft) ship Ever Given, operated by Taiwanese transport company Evergreen Marine, is one of the world’s largest biggest container vessels.
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