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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

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UK port data shows manufacturers stockpiling ahead of Brexit

‘These figures serve to evidence that ports are playing a vital role in facilitating the British economy’s Brexit preparations’ — the BPA’s Phoebe Warneford-Thomson

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UK’s extra Brexit funding for ports gets lukewarm welcome

‘Government investment in Brexit resilience is always welcome, but not leaving without a deal is a zero-cost choice that would go much further in avoiding disruption at key trading gateways’ — Mark Simmonds of the British Ports Association

Freight sector alarmed by Brexit planning report

Freight Transport Association deputy chief executive James Hookham says he is concerned that none of the planned scenarios leaked in this weekend’s report have been shared with the logistics industry

Check out Britain’s intellectual capital at London shipping week

LISW comes seven weeks before the UK leaves the European Union. How will that affect the country’s maritime sector? Where will the industry see gains and losses? How can shipping benefit from Brexit?

Shipping and Brexit: Johnson’s prosecco politics lacks sparkle

‘If you are asking whether the EU has as much skin in the game as the UK, the answer is no, it does not have as much skin in the game’ — senior lawyer

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UK port data shows manufacturers stockpiling ahead of Brexit

‘These figures serve to evidence that ports are playing a vital role in facilitating the British economy’s Brexit preparations’ — the BPA’s Phoebe Warneford-Thomson

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UK’s extra Brexit funding for ports gets lukewarm welcome

‘Government investment in Brexit resilience is always welcome, but not leaving without a deal is a zero-cost choice that would go much further in avoiding disruption at key trading gateways’ — Mark Simmonds of the British Ports Association

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Freight sector alarmed by Brexit planning report

Freight Transport Association deputy chief executive James Hookham says he is concerned that none of the planned scenarios leaked in this weekend’s report have been shared with the logistics industry

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Check out Britain’s intellectual capital at London shipping week

LISW comes seven weeks before the UK leaves the European Union. How will that affect the country’s maritime sector? Where will the industry see gains and losses? How can shipping benefit from Brexit?

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UK expects months of disruption at ports after no-deal Brexit

Forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office setting out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit suggest up to 85% of lorries using the main channel crossings “may not be ready” for port customs checks

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Brexit uncertainty forces DFDS to downgrade earnings expectations

Ro-ro owner sees revenues and profits grow in the second quarter but Brexit casts cloud over the remainder of the year

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UK freeports plan would have been feasible within the EU

The EU is not set against the free zones, despite what those around UK prime minister Boris Johnson may have argued, says Clecat, the European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services. It is still possible — it’s simply that the concept is not popular

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Freeports are not the silver bullet to turbocharge UK trade

While industry has generally welcomed the government’s additional focus on how ports can further support national and regional economies, the freeport model is not without problems and in no way a quick fix to turbocharge the economy. The freeport model is generally associated with developing economies, where governments will forego taxes and duties in favour of economic development and investment.

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UK re-opens controversial Brexit ferry tender

‘We urge both the new UK government and EU leaders to continue to prioritise frictionless trade in their negotiations,’ says British Ports Association chief executive Richard Ballantyne

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