A joint bid to make Thurrock the centre of a major global free port on the river Thames has been launched by Forth Ports Group and DP World. The bid is in response to government plans to create up to 10 free ports across the UK after Brexit. These will allow firms to import goods and then re-export them outside normal tax and customs rules. The deadline for free port bid submission is expected to be towards the end of […]
Industry leaders have called for logisitcs to be given dispensation after Brexit due to its reliance on EU workers. MT examines the issue.
Hauliers heading for the Channel crossings in the event of a no-deal Brexit will face a £300 fine if they try to avoid queues by using alternative routes to those designated under Operation Brock. Hauliers without the proper paperwork needed at the border will also be turned back.
UK hauliers will not require ECMT permits while undertaking international work between the UK and EU until at least 30 June 2021 in the event of a no-deal, according to the European Commission (EC).