Containers: Shortages

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on British businesses of the international shortage of shipping containers.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We have not conducted a specific economic assessment. Government has been working closely with the freight sector and wider business to mitigate the impact on UK supply chains of this global issue.

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