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Government signs fresh Brexit ferry contracts

[ October 14, 2019   //   ]

The Government has signed fresh contracts with ferry companies to keep supplies of medicines and other vital goods on the move in the event of disruption to ports after Brexit, according to a report in The Guardian newspaper. The deals with Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O European Ferries and Stena Line are worth almost £87 million and will concentrate on ports that are less likely to be hit by congestion – Teesport, Hull, Killingholme, Harwich, Felixstowe, Tilbury, Portsmouth and Poole.

Before the previous Brexit deadline in March, the Government signed similar deals worth £87m with Brittany, DFDS and would-be Ramsgate operator Seabourne.

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