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Brexit raises questions for the maritime industry over the new relationship between the UK and EU. As one of the great maritime cities of the world, London’s future will be affected by Brexit, but quite how is unclear


UK confirms checks on goods crossing Irish Sea after Brexit transition

Checks will be made on animals and foodstuffs entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK following the expiry of the Brexit transition period at the end of this year, the government has confirmed

Grimaldi pledges support for UK flag as Brexit forces ACL ships to quit

Grimaldi Group joint managing director Emanuele Grimaldi promises no jobs will be lost in the UK when ACL ships are re-flagged, and says his long-term goal could be to set up a shipowning company in Britain

Forwarders call for Brexit transition extension

Refusing to ask for an extension beyond the end of this year amid the coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, says freight forwarding chief

Port of Tyne bids for ‘virtual’ freeport

Currently available digital technologies can ensure the free movement of car parts and partly assembled pieces within the virtual zone

Union calls on new UK maritime minister to boost jobs

The maritime union wants greater investment in education, tighter rules on competency certificates and improvements to the tonnage tax scheme

The Interview: Claes Berglund

Claes Berglund took over as president of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations last October. His in-tray includes the aftermath of Brexit, concerns about the pace of emissions reduction, and gender equality. The key is to keep talking, he tells Lloyd’s List

Kelly Tolhurst appointed UK maritime minister

Following last week’s UK government reshuffle, the new ministerial briefs have been assigned. Kelly Tolhurst will also have to pick up the aviation brief in addition to her maritime responsibilities, which notably include the introduction of up to 10 new freeports

From the News Desk: Coronavirus impact, carbon plans and UK freeports

While some in the sector at first seemed uncharacteristically relaxed about the potential of the coronavirus outbreak to cause major disruption to shipping markets, events in the past week have proven that initial apathy was somewhat misplaced.

No UK ‘smart borders’ in near future, says Gove

Britain will introduce import controls on European Union goods from the start of 2021, which will see them treated in the same way as imports from any third country, says key Brexit architect

Leading UK ports line up for freeport status

Ten-week consultation on the issue announced over the weekend, and formally launched by Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak in Associated British Ports-operated Southampton this morning

Shipping minister hears UK industry concerns over EU trade deal deadline

The UK government has been reminded of the importance to the British economy of the maritime industry and faced renewed calls for continued frictionless trade between the UK and the EU

Freight association calls for Brexit clarity

Still little certainty for traders as to what will happen following a Brexit deal

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