Another Day, Another Strike

This port’s main imports are toys, electronics, and furniture. Its main exports are scrap metal and medications. None of that directly impacts the automotive supply chain, but with these ships scrambling to find other ports, everybody will feel some of the disruption.
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Another Day, Another Strike

More than 1,900 British port workers have started an eight-day strike. The strike is the latest effort by British workers seeking higher wages amid a cost-of-living crisis. 

Import/Export. The affected port, Felixstowe, is the country's biggest port. 2021 traffic accounts for:

  • $44.2b or about 48% of all container imports. 
  • At $10.8b or about 25% of the UK's exports.

The eight-day strike could disrupt more than $800m in clothing, electronics, and components, which will be routed to other ports if possible.

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