While Felixstowe claims to be over the worst with its IT problems, business is continuing to go elsewhere
A Maersk spokeswoman told worldcargonews online that other preferred ports have been London Gateway and Southampton. No containers have been diverted to Rotterdam. In one instance, containers were dropped at Zeebrugge and then feedered back to the UK.
Another source who declined to be named said that CMA CGM has been discharging large numbers of containers in Zeebrugge and he thinks that Cosco is doing the same.
A spokesman for DP World Antwerp Gateway commented that ships calling Felixstowe before Antwerp "have been turning up to one week late."