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Logjam at busiest UK commercial port adds to Christmas fears

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By PAN PYLAS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A logjam at the U.K.‘s busiest commercial port has ratcheted up concerns that the country could see shortages of toys, food and other items during the crucial Christmas holiday period. Worries have mounted in recent weeks that the U.K.’s economic recovery is being hobbled by an array of shortages, including of truck drivers. The disruption has been most clearly seen in long gas station lines and empty supermarket shelves. Now, a bottleneck of containers at the east England port of Felixstowe is fueling concern about the impact on the British economic recovery. The buildup of cargo prompted shipping company Maersk to divert some of its biggest vessels to other ports in Europe. 

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