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According to the ALPS Marine analysis by Russell Group, the proposed strike at the UK port of Felixstowe could result in over US$800 million in trade disruptions. Over 1,900 members of the British trade union Unite are set to strike at the port from 21 until 29 August in a dispute about a pay increase.

Many experts believe that because of the disruption at Felixstowe, trade will be diverted to smaller ports in the UK but also other international ports including Wilhelmshaven, Germany, which has a significantly higher trade inflow than Felixstowe.

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