Categories: 1-Ports Coronavirus Info, a-port-information, Business, UK Major Ports GroupPublished On: 12.06.2020180 words0.9 min read

UK Major Ports comments on todays UK / EU borders announcement – it recognises the reality on the ground and must apply to all freight modes

Commenting on today’s announcement of a staged approach to imposing UK border controls on EU imports Tim Morris, CEO of the UK Major Ports Group, said “Although there’s a great deal of further detail and work required the UK Major Ports Group cautiously welcomes a pragmatic approach to the imposition of border controls with the EU. This reflects the reality that more time is required to increase the readiness of UK businesses and put in place border processes and some infrastructure. Even with today’s announcements, time remains short and businesses need to prepare rapidly. Less than 20% of the UK’s trade with the EU moves via trucks with drivers, so its vital than any Government support covers all transport modes, such as containers and unaccompanied trailers, and locations. Of course, there are two sides to a border and knowing the EU’s borders requirements will be crucial.”

Source: UK Major Ports Group