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

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

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 7:49 am

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.

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The entrance to an Aldi supermarket (Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

“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.”

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