Fer­ries in Euro deal

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than £100mil­lion has been spent on fer­ries in case of a no-deal Brexit.

The Depart­ment for Trans­port signed con­tracts with Brit­tany Fer­ries, Dan­ish com­pany DFDS and the UK’s Se­aborne to ease pres­sure on Dover.

The ad­di­tional cross­ings will see the ports of Poole, Portsmouth, Ply­mouth, Im­ming­ham and Felixs­towe be­ing used.

Christophe Mathieu, Brit­tany Fer­ries chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “Our pri­or­ity is to pre­pare for a no-deal Brexit and to cre­ate ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity.”

The DfT said: “This sig­nif­i­cant ex­tra ca­pac­ity is a small but im­por­tant el­e­ment of no-deal Brexit plan­ning.”

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