Adam Searle, director of draw firm CP Transport, aforementioned if his firm didn’t move any containers on it may stand to lose £60,000-£70,000.

He said: “Throughout Suffolk the bill may run into the millions and throughout the country tons additional.

“It’s not progressing to have an effect on food provide chains as a result of all the contemporary turn out is already available, however it’ll have an effect on the availability chain in terms of furniture, fences and random bits and bobs.”

Derek ice, co-owner of Mick’s Cycles in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, aforementioned the strike had “the potential to have an effect on us as most of our stock comes into the united kingdom through Felixstowe”.

And draw company Turners of Soham in Cambridgeshire, that moves concerning five hundred containers out of the port each day, aforementioned the walkout may cause issues.

“About half-hour of our business is at Felixstowe, thus it’s progressing to have an enormous impact,” aforementioned Paul Day, director.

Explaining the explanations for the action, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Felixstowe docks is hugely profitable.”

Together with its parent company, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, they may “give Felixstowe employees a good pay raise”, she said.

“It’s clear each corporations have prioritised delivering multi-million pound profits and dividends instead of paying their employees a good wage.”

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