- People should buy normally for Christmas - Minister
- Maersk hijacks ships from UK's largest port
- Truck driver shortage rumbles Felixstowe
- PM Johnson is on vacation
LONDON, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - Great Britain has said on Wednesday that people should shop normally for Christmas and there would be no shortage of gifts after shipping containers with toys and electrical goods were diverted from the country's largest port because of it was full.
Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has hijacked some ships from the port of Felixstowe in the eastern part of the world. 'England, because the lack of truck drivers means there is no longer anywhere to stack containers at the port.
" I have no doubts that people will be able to get their toys for Christmas, "Conservative Party co-chair Oliver Dowden told Sky. He said he was sure the Christmas presents would be delivered this year.
Dowden, who is a minister without portfolio in the Cabinet Office, said problems at the port were easing and supply chain issues facing the world's fifth-largest economy were global - such as a shortage of truckers and congestion of traffic. ports.
"The situation is improving," said Dowden, referring to Felixstowe, which handles 36% of the country's containerized freight.
Asked if people should start buying now for Christmas he said: "I would say just buy like you do normally. "
He said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is on vacation abroad, was very engaged in national issues and international. "He is very involved in the work.
The UK economy is expected to grow 6.8% this year, the fastest growingmajor G7 economies, although supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures are straining the global economy, said the International Monetary Fund .
L UK economy has reverted to growth in August after contracting for the first time in six months in July.
But his exit from the European Union has escalated some of the problems in limiting immigration.
Britain is short of around 100,000 truckers, resulting in queues at gas stations and concerns about the food supply in supermarkets, with the lack of butchers and storekeepers also beingconcerning.
Two sisters who run a pig farm in northeast England have urged Johnson to lift strict immigration rules for butchers or to risk seeing le hog industry collapsing under the weight of over-fattened animals. Reporting by Sarah Young and Guy Faulconbridge; Edited by Alistair Smout and Barbara Lewis
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