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Shipping bosses say surge in imports and lack of HGV drivers means goods stranded until 2022

Added 10-13-21 07:36:02am EST - “Dubai-based DP World, one of the largest firms of its kind on the globe, will race to almost double its workforce from 56,000 to 100,000 in just three months. Pictured: Ships around the UK today.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Shipping bosses say driver shortage means goods stranded until 2022”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The port operator that runs Southampton and London Gateway is desperately seeking 40,000 more workers to try to save Christmas amid the ongoing delivery crisis.

Dubai-based DP World, one of the largest firms of its kind on the globe, will race to almost double its workforce from 56,000 to 100,000 in just three months.

Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem warned at a conference today the chaos at ports across the world is set to continue and keep disrupting global trade.

It comes as millions of Britons were today urged to order gifts for Christmas immediately to avoid disappointment because of delays at Britain's choked ports where containers are stacked high and ships are being diverted.

Experts warn the crisis will not be solved until 'well into 2022' and will lead to gaps on the shelves throughout the festive period.

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