£100 million for ferries to ensure key supplies can get to the UK after no deal Brexit

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£100 million for ferries to ensure key supplies can get to the UK after no deal Brexit

  • Government has plans to pend more than £100 million chartering ferries to ease congestion at the Port of Dover after a no deal Brexit.
  • According to a BBC report,the Department for Transport has given additional ferry contracts to three major ship operators.
  • The plans are in place to ease what is expected to be “severe” congestion at Dover in the event that a deal cannot be ratified by both sides before March 29.
  • This includes ensuring key supplies such as medicines are able to get to the UK.
 The British government will spend more than £100 million chartering ferries to ease congestion at the Port of Dover, and ensure key supplies can get to the UK in the event of a no deal Brexit.

According to a BBC report,the Department for Transport has given additional ferry contracts to French, Dutch and British companies, which will add capacity for around 4,000 more lorries per week to come through ports such as Plymouth, Poole, and Portsmouth.

The plans are in place to ease what is expected to be “severe” congestion at Dover in the event that a deal cannot be ratified by both sides before March 29.

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