Port delays and massive lorry build-ups are becoming a monthly occurrence in the last year or so. Satellite images are now able to spot the huge queues of lorries trying to enter ports as companies are struggling to empty and offload shipping containers. Britain is just one of the many other countries facing a supply chain crisis, which is being fuelled by the world’s longest turnaround times.
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Rising Lorry Queues and Delays
Port of Dover is one of the main ports in Britain seeing delays, where queues of over 7 km can be seen in satellite images (image above). Brexit is being said to be one of the main contributors in causing these large delays. With a courier saying, “It’s entirely Brexit – you can’t blame it on anything else but Brexit.”
With Britain’s venture into Brexit only just getting started, it’s safe to say that these delays are going to be an ongoing issue for the foreseeable future. One of the truckers even went ahead and clarified that, “There’s been a 17 mile HGV queue at Dover almost every day since Jan 1st.”