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Why retailers are “pulling their hair out” over port delays

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Ports delays punish retailers at the busiest time of the year. Image: Bigstock.
Ongoing disruption at Australia’s biggest ports will continue to cause major supply chain headaches for retailers and brands in the lead up to Christmas and even into early next year, as port authorities struggle to clear a massive backlog of shipments from overseas. Last week, discount supermarket Aldi flagged a delay of its anticipated Christmas Special Buys due to shipping delays caused by industrial action and broader supply chain delays due to Covid-19. “Port congestion has created a lo