UK Transport Sector May Not Deliver Due To EU Border Delays

The United Kingdom’s transport industry warned that it will probably fail to deliver goods in the coming weeks, as haulers try to deal with border delays and the impact of Brexit.

The United Kingdom’s transport industry warned that it will probably fail to deliver goods in the coming weeks, as haulers try to deal with border delays and the impact of Brexit.

In a Wednesday statement, the UK Department for Transport said that border checks and new customs arrangements will cause bottlenecks at ports, in addition to jeopardizing the quality and safety of fresh foods and even pushing drivers past their legally allowable driving time limits.

The Department for Transport also said “we should be prepared” for delays when new border controls are fully implemented from new year, pointing out that 7,000 Heavy Goods Vehicles are thought to be the maximum queue length expected in the city of Kent under worst-case scenario planning.

About the border delays, President of the Irish Road Haulage Association Eugene Brennan said “The next four weeks will be a period of unprecedented disruption for the movement of goods in Ireland.”


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