Moving the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais to UK soil in the event of the UK leaving the EU would simply encourage more migrants to attempt to reach Britain by any means and could lead to a “free-for-all”, the FTA has warned. Speaking after a warning from French economy minister Emmanuel Macron last week that a Brexit would bring an end to the juxtaposed border controls set up under the Treaty of Le Touquet in 2003, FTA deputy MD James Hookham […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed a call by the European Commission for France and the UK to address the issue of excessive Channel tunnel rail freight charges.
The FTA has called on the government to speed up its decision over a new lower Thames crossing, after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin ruled out one of the three possible locations and said a final announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.
Andrew Baxter, MD of Europa Worldwide Group, has rejected claims that operators are set for major disruption at the channel ports at the end of the Brexit transition period, arguing that such speculation is “basically wrong”.