A £2.1bn funding package for no-deal Brexit preparations is not enough to cover the costs the haulage industry will incur, the FTA is warning. The funding package, announced by chancellor Sajid Javid last week, includes £1.1bn already committed to plans for 31 October and £1bn in reserve. The move came as Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that a no-deal Brexit would deliver an “instantaneous shock” to the economy, resulting in a falling pound, rising inflation and slowing GDP. […]
More than two thirds of HGV drivers want to leave the EU, according to a survey from the FairFuelUK (FFUK) campaign.
New freight service from Dunkirk to Liverpool launched as post-Brexit congestion at channel ports continues
A new freight service from France to the Port of Liverpool which offers suppliers a way to avoid the post-Brexit delays at the Channel Ports has been launched by Containerships, part of the global CMA CGM shipping group.
The prospect of long delays to freight traffic heading through Kent to the Channel ports has again been raised in a letter from Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove MP – seen by the BBC – warning that there could be queues of up to 7,000 trucks in the event of a no-deal end to the Brexit transition period at the end of December.