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Berthing and landside delays at the UK’s largest container port, Felixstowe, remain “critical”, prompting 2M partners Maersk and MSC to extend the omission of the AE7/Condor loop until March next year.

Maersk said that until then, Felixstowe import containers would continue to be overlanded at Wilhelmshaven and relayed via a shuttle service.

And it is understood that MSC’s UK boxes will be landed at Antwerp and feedered to Felixstowe.

“We take this action with extreme reluctance and will be working hard to ensure that we can return the network to normality when operating conditions allow,” said Maersk.

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