Shipping: Costs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd December 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of increased shipping costs on (a) supply chains for UK manufacturers and (b) the availability of imported goods in the weeks leading up to Christmas 2021.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

The Department is working closely with businesses and key industry groups to understand the key supply chain risks and shortages that they are facing. Due to the commercial sensitivity of this type of information we do not routinely make this information public.

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