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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 Ports call for Brexit preparations following government warning

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues lasting several days for Channel ports after the Brexit transition period ends, if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules

BPA says UK needs to increase freeports ambitions

The head of the British Ports Association tells the UK parliament’s international trade committee that the ports industry is fully behind the government’s plan to roll out freeports, but their distribution around the country needs to be fair

Forth Ports joins DP World for Thames freeport bid

The two ports are seeking a Thames-based freeport hub close to key UK markets

UK shipping sanctions guide shows closer alignment to US

‘The guidance identifies a number of illicit and suspicious shipping practices that look remarkably similar to those of Ofac,’ says Reed Smith

Irish Sea trade will need customs declaration after Brexit

Stipulations will apply whether or not a trade deal has been reached with the European Union by that point, slides state

UK ports grappling with ‘shambolic’ Brexit black hole of information

Brexit had fallen down the industry agenda as it grappled with the coronavirus pandemic, but following the publication of a new industry consultation and the emergence of a new untested and unfinished government IT system to control incomplete border control process and unwritten infrastructure requirements, the opaque roadmap to the UK’s EU exit is now back on everyone’s to do list

Freight sector raises UK customs training challenges

Challenges remain to ensuring measures to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector are successful

UK U-turn on border checks welcomed

The government backed down after industry warned of long queues at the border

UK immigration plan could harm maritime recruitment

‘It’s vital that employers take steps now to apply for a sponsorship licence if they have not already done so’ — WFW partner Anna Robinson

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