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Scots seek Dover alternatives

[ August 6, 2015   //   ]

Scottish Government officials, including Transport Scotland and Fisheries and Food Secretary Richard Lochhead have held talks with industry stakeholders on long-term potential alternative routes to market following recent disruption and delays at the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover.

Richard Lochhead said: “A fast-track for fresh produce and other key consignments is real progress but there is still a need to have a contingency plan in the case of continued disruption and delays in Calais.

“With no end to the complex situation at Calais yet in sight, I am keen that the Scottish Government continues to investigate alternative route options for Scottish businesses…we should take this opportunity to consider how various transport systems, including Scotland’s network of ports and airports, can play their part in mitigating the difficulties we have seen.”

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