Aldi reveals full list of every product shortage due to Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:34 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:45 am
Aldi is expecting delays to a number of products
Aldi is expecting delays to a number of products

Aldi has released a list of all the products that have been delayed following the blockage of the Suez Canal.

The Ever Given, run by Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation, had been stuck in the vital Suez Canal waterway.

The blockage has caused delays to some products reaching Europe, but estimating the real impact is difficult as what is onboard the ships is not public knowledge.

However, cargo ships often expect to be delayed for several days due to everything from bad weather to breakdowns.

“Overall, shipping is incredibly resilient, normally speaking shipments that are travelling up and down the world have a two to five or six-day tolerance,” Mr Aylott said.

“Consequently, the fact that we’re on day six means that probably the markets will cope without too much issue.”

Aldi has now revealed that a number of Specialbuys have been delayed due to the blockage.

A spokesperson said: “A number of Specialbuys may be delayed due to current events. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The full list of delayed products:

  • Travel cot – expected late April after being advertised March 28
  • Multi purpose floor mat – expected mid May after being advertised April 5
  • Bicycle lock – expected mid May after being advertised April 15
  • Cycling shorts with seat – expected mid May after being advertised April 15
  • Bike frame bag – expected mid May after being advertised April 15
  • Bike cleaning set – expected mid May after being advertised April 15
  • Bike seat cover – expected mid May after being advertised April 15
  • Mountain bike – expected mid May after being advertised April 15
  • Metal Jerry can – expected mid May after being advertised April 18

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