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Transport Association Casts Doubt on Brexit Shipping Report

9th November 2020
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. Above Afloat adds a ferry departs Dublin Port bound for Holyhead, the UK's second busiest ferryport after Dover. 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. Above Afloat adds a ferry departs Dublin Port bound for Holyhead, the UK's second busiest ferryport after Dover. Credit: Dublin Port Company-twitter

In Ireland 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. 

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

For more the Business Post reports on the Freight Transport Association of Ireland's response on the report's conclusion.  

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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