UK and France Plan on Restarting Freight Shipping

UK and France announced plans to restart freight shipping after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on additional health measures.

UK and France announced plans to restart freight shipping after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on additional health measures. 

Macron has said he will reopen the border between France and the UK, after closing it last Monday over fears regarding the mutant COVID-19 strain in England.  

France said that it was now requiring truck drivers to undergo swab tests before crossing the border. 

As of Tuesday morning that 650 trucks were stranded in the M20, while 873 are at a truck park in Dover.

Transport minister Grant Shapps MP last night asked truckers not to travel to Kent ports of Dover and Folkestone while the EU is still mulling to lift the transport ban

UK’s Department for Transport announced that it was preparing Manston Airport in Kent to accommodate up to 4,000 lorries to ease the congestion in Dover. 

 French Europe Minister Clement Beaun said freight operations are due to resume on Wednesday.


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