Port Funding Needed Pre-Brexit

by May 8, 2018Industry News

A recent letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, urged her for financial guarantees for new border infrastructure.

UK Ports and terminals with connections to Europe, see 10,000 lorry journeys between the UK and the EU pass through each day, representing 22 percent of the UK’s entire maritime trade and the majority of the UK’s EU traffic.

With Brexit less than a year away and the government seeking frictionless trade, extra provision for new facilities and digital infrastructure for officials to carry out customs and border checks, is essential.

If not sorted by March 2019, queues from ports could cause extra cost to businesses and consumers, including wastage of fresh produce and other concerns.

However, last autumn’s budget statement included significant funding for Brexit preparations and the chief executive of the British Ports Association has urged the government to provide funding guarantees.

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