Portsmouth port handles 800 containers to help global shortage in shipping

Portico helps major shipping lines solve empty container headaches.

Posted on November 24, 2020

AROUND 800 empty shipping containers have been received at the city’s port for onward transit in a bid to solve a global crisis.

Too many containers are in the UK and there is a severe reduction in availability in Asia where they are needed to ship goods to Europe.

Portico, the international cargo terminal at Portsmouth International Port, is helping to fix the problem, caused by increased shipping of PPE and Christmas goods.

The city council-owned company has since received 800 such containers in Portsmouth and has shipped 390 out to European ports.

Source: portsmouth.co.uk