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Brexit Will Cause Chaos At Holyhead Port, Welsh Assembly Warns

6th August 2017
Report by Welsh Assembly finds without proper planning, region could be facing virtual gridlock after Britain quits EU Report by Welsh Assembly finds without proper planning, region could be facing virtual gridlock after Britain quits EU Photo: Port of Holyhead /Stena Line

#ferry - Tailbacks and long delays on North Wales roads and disruption to freight supply chains could become the norm without proper planning for ports in Wales following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

As the Daily Post writes, many Welsh ports currently lack the appropriate infrastructure and physical capacity to accommodate new border controls and customs checks that may be requited after Brexit, a new report from the National Assembly’s external affairs committee has found.

 The committee also raised concerns that the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Ken Skates AM, has been slow to seek meetings with his Irish counterparts and other EU member states on the issue of Welsh ports.

David Rees AM, Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee said: “Welsh ports directly support 18,400 jobs, and many more besides. At the moment, Holyhead and Fishguard both work on the premise of seamless travel from one side of the Irish Sea to the other for goods and people.

For more the newspaper has the story here.

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