Post-Brexit customs gridlock could choke UK trade, experts warn
Leading tranport figures urge ministers to act to prevent a return of customs checks, leaving Britain’s economy in chaos
The introduction of customs checks at Dover after Britain leaves the EU could bring gridlock to the south-east of England, with lorries queueing for up to 30 miles in Kent to get across the channel, senior figures in the transport industry have warned.
Short of cutting into the famous Cliffs of Dover, the busy cargo port has no room to expand to accommodate paperwork checks for the 2.6m trucks that pass through the port every year.
This is a headwind we did not need and is not welcome. It’s a bleak picture
Source: Guardian Transport