The situation at the UK’s largest commercial port is “improving” and Britons should shop normally for Christmas, a minister has told Sky News.
Oliver Dowden’s comments to Kay Burley come after a major global shipping company decided to divert vessels away from Felixstowe, blaming a backlog of containers at UK ports, to unload elsewhere in Europe.
The move raised fears of delays to deliveries as the pre-Christmas trade rush gets under way.
But Mr Dowden, Conservative Party chairman, said: “I’m confident that people will be able to get their toys for Christmas.”
He added the situation “is improving” and “I would say just buy as you do normally”.