Ripped Brexit contracts in half: UK is working on a new plan

Following the annulment of several Brexit contracts with companies such as DFDS, the UK is drawing up a list of suppliers able to make extra freight capacity available in case the country leaves the EU with no deal.

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Earlier this year, the British government voided a series of contracts with players such as Danish ferry operator DFDS, but the country now plans to ensure that there is enough capacity to and from the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's right hand in government, David Lidington, who in practice functions as sort of vice PM, informs the UK's transport ministry is currently underway in setting up framework deals for extra freight capacity. This is meant to guarantee that so-called Category 1 goods like chemicals and medicines can be shipped to the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, he informs in a press statement.

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