UK to spend €118mn on extra ferries in case of no-deal Brexit

London, Dec 30 (UNI) The UK will spend more than €118 million to charter extra ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit to ensure vital goods continue to enter the country.
The contracts, awarded to France’s Brittany Ferries, Denmark’s DFDS and Britain’s Seaborne Freight, plan for an extra 3,700 lorries a week to travel between the UK and the continent in the event the UK leaves the European Union on March 29, 2019, without a deal in place, an Euronews report said.
This extra capacity — equivalent to 10pc of the existing Dover Strait traffic — will be provided on a variety of routes to ease pressure on the port of Dover. These additional ferries will also travel in and out of the southern port cities of Poole, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Felixstowe as well as Immingham, in the north-east of England.