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Brexit, British ports’s anxiety grows

London - Theresa May’s postponement of the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, in order to seek more concession, leaves the UK’s ports anxious to know “what they might need to prepare for and when it may be needed.”

London - Theresa May’s postponement of the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, in order to seek more concession, leaves the UK’s ports anxious to know “what they might need to prepare for and when it may be needed.”

“If there is a hard Brexit the roll-on roll ports who facilitate tens of thousands of lorry and trailers movements between Britain and Europe every day could face real challenges,” said Richard Ballantyne, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive.

According to Ballantyne, wider supply chains could also face major changes: “We have been speaking extensively to colleagues in the haulage, logistics, manufacturing and customs agency sectors and its fair to say that across industry substantial reorganisation and culture change would be needed to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This will take time and investment.”

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