LONDON, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - Britain said on Wednesday that people should shop normally for Christmas and that it There would be no shortage of gifts after shipping containerurs carrying toys and electrical devices were diverted from the country's largest port because it was full.
Maersk, the largest container shipping company in the country world, has hijacked some ships from the Port of Felixstowe in eastern England because there is nowhere to stack containers at the port amid a severe shortage of truck.
"I have no doubts that people are going to be able to get their toys for Christmas ", Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden told Sky, when asked about the problems at the Port of Felixstowe. 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 said the situation is improving at the port and the problems facing the world's fifth-largest economy are global - such as the shortage ofe truckers and port congestion.
"The situation is improving," Dowden said of the situation in Felixstowe, who handles 36% of the country's containerized freight.
When asked whether or not people should start buying now for Christmas, he said: "I would say just buy as you normally do. Reporting by Sarah Young and Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alistair Smout
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