Freight group casts doubt on Brexit shipping report

The Freight Transport Association of Ireland has questioned a new government report which suggests there is sufficient alternative capacity on continental shipping routes in the event of major delays at British ports following Brexit

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
8th November, 2020
Freight group casts doubt on Brexit shipping report
Around 150,000 trucks use the British landbridge, which is regarded as the fastest means of transporting goods by truck to the main European markets

A leading freight organisation has questioned a new government report which suggests that there is sufficient alternative capacity on continental shipping routes in the event of major delays at British ports following Brexit.

In a report published on Friday, the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) said it does not believe the government needs to intervene to provide extra services for hauliers using the landbridge at present.

It said that passenger demand has fallen significantly on...

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