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It’s Only August and Britain’s Christmas Is Already at Risk

  • Felixstowe strike is adding fresh disruption to supply chains
  • Southampton gets a lift but UK port capacity could fall short
The Port of Felixstowe in Felixstowe, UK.
The Port of Felixstowe in Felixstowe, UK.Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Strikes at Britain’s biggest container port this week have already caused major disruption to trade and are threatening retailers’ busiest season of the year, a supply chain data company said.