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‘Ulster freight to be diverted to Liverpool and Stranraer’

[ December 11, 2019   //   ]


Freight to and from Northern Ireland could be diverted through the port of Liverpool or a revived Stranraer port after Brexit to allow for new border checks, reports the BBC. The plan would allow trade to use the Border Inspection Post at Liverpool for food and animal shipments while Stranraer could be used to process freight for vessels using nearby Cairnryan port, where space is limited. Stena Line moved the Scottish terminal of its Belfast service to Cairnryan some years ago after an increase in ship size made Stranraer unviable.

The report added that there is also a proposal for ‘pop up’ mobile testing labs for sanitary and phytosanitary checks at other ports.