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. The warning was made at a private meeting at the European Parliament earlier this month, which was also attended by Xavier Bertrand, president of the Hauts-de-France political region. Bertrand said border delays could be 10 times worse at the Channel ports than at […]
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