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Shops Face Christmas Shortages As Weather Closes Uk Sea Ports

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/8177697/Shops-face-Christmas-shortages-as-weather-closes-UK-sea-ports.html

Meanwhile the snow has already hit sales on the high street, with both John Lewis and JJB Sports warning of a slowdown. Maureen Hinton, an analyst at Verdict Research, said that chains are “in danger of losing much needed sales as the snow keeps shoppers indoors”.

Container ships were yesterday unable to unload at London Thamesport in Kent, while both container terminals at Tilbury Docks on the Thames were shut due to the snowy weather. The closures meant that container vessels from the Far East were unable to unload goods.

Although retailers have already taken shipment of most of their seasonal products, the disruption could lead to severe delays in last-minute replenishments.

So 3 days into the freezing conditions and we've got the first stories about the country grinding to a halt and nothing moving.

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"Just out of time", what a huge false economy that could be. Wonderful, expensive shops with expensive supply chains with ultra-expensive land prices and commerical space preventing them from carrying anything but shelf-filling stock.

Sort of makes you wonder what would happen under real emergency conditions. Never mind the fancy goods, what about food.

Got beans?

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So 3 days into the freezing conditions and we've got the first stories about the country grinding to a halt and nothing moving.

Loads of work this past week on the humber ports. They've even started hiring stevedores again.

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There will be no shortage of Christmas! It started in September, and I've had enough already! :huh:

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Loads of work this past week on the humber ports. They've even started hiring stevedores again.

Nothing at all coming in through Felixstowe, its been quiet for months and theres no sign of a Christmas peak

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