A new dawn rises for Freeports

Ports throughout the UK have been submitting their bids for Freeport status, ahead of the Government’s deadline on 5 February. A decision by the Treasury on which ports will qualify is expected in the Spring. They include the Thames Freeport consortium which has lodged a planfor a digitally-linked economic zone connecting Ford's Dagenham engine plant, London Gateway (pictured below) and Tilbury ports and other large employment areas Government's estuary envoy and chair of ... [+]

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