Catastrophe looms at ports after Brexit, shipping industry warns

Catastrophe looms at ports after Brexit, shipping industry warns

UK Chamber of Shipping predicts problem across Europe unless frictionless border is in place after Britain leaves the EU

The UK is facing an “absolute catastrophe” if it does not sort out a “frictionless and seamless” border at Dover and other ports, the shipping industry has warned.

The UK Chamber of Shipping, which represents 170 freight ships, tankers and cruise liners, has called on governments across Europe to urgently grasp the challenge, arguing that a problem for the UK will also be a problem for ports in Holland, Belgium, France and Ireland.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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