Attempts by migrants to enter the UK illegally from French ports fell by almost a third last year. However the number of foiled attempts in 2016 remains the second highest in seven years, Home Office figures have revealed. Border Force prevented a weekly average of 1,071 attempts by migrants trying to get to the UK from France last year to Kent, amounting to more than 56,000 attempts across the twelve months. This compares to 81,000 foiled attempts by migrants in […]
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.
The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems.
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.