No one knows what will happen on 29th March 2019 and whether we will actually leave the European Union, but as part of the UK Government’s “No-Deal” Brexit preparations, ports such as Plymouth, Poole and Portsmouth could see an extra 4,000 lorries per week in a bid to ease potential congestion at Dover. There are concerns that Customs checks there would take longer and that this would create long queues of freight looking to enter the docks.
Companies with current warehousing or pick and pack e-commerce facilities near Dover should consider utilising capacity at alternative ports to minimise any disruption.
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Who knows what will happen when it comes to Brexit but it’s best to be prepared for all eventualities and work with trusted providers to mitigate any negative impacts.