A whole bunch of empty metal containers forming a 60-foot-high heap are being saved on a former airfield off the A140 close to Eye, simply 26 miles from Suffolk’s Port of Felixstowe.

Port authorities stated it didn’t know something concerning the metal mountain however delivery firms and hauliers will not be required to inform the port about their container preparations.

A supply stated: “Basically it’s overflow from Felixstowe. 

“There are inadequate drivers to maneuver empty containers and plenty of congestion world wide due to Covid – some ports in China and additional afield have been blocked and are simply getting again in control. 

“So it’s like a sport of Jenga with a number of transferring items. What’s occurred right here is that these containers have gotten snarled up at Felixstowe. 

“Slightly than leaving empty containers on the port and letting them clog it up additional, what appears to have occurred is a deal has been carried out with the landowner to quickly retailer them there.”

Automotive and industrial car vendor Roy Humphreys confirmed the delivery containers had been on its land, and never owned by them, however they didn’t need to remark additional.

Ships had been pressured to divert from Felixstowe earlier this 12 months due to a scarcity of drivers and labour shortages which hampered efforts to unload and reload ships.

Business specialists have stated some hauliers are discovering it cheaper to retailer empty containers outdoors ports.

The issues have been worsened by elevated demand forward of Christmas.

On Monday, the world’s greatest freight firm Maersk stated logistics issues throughout the worldwide delivery trade would final nicely into subsequent 12 months. 

Maersk boss Lars Mikael Jensen has warned retailers could must prioritise what they ship to Britain within the coming months on account of delays.

He stated: “Felixstowe is among the many high two or three worst-hit terminals [globally]. 

“We’re having to deviate among the larger ships away from Felixstowe and relay among the smaller ships for the cargo.”