New UK ferry route contracts imminent for no-deal Brexit supply security

In taking precautions for a no-deal Brexit, the UK government is planning to enter new contracts for increased capacity on routes between the EU and the UK.

Medicines and food must flow into Britain regardless of a deal or no-deal outcome, and the country's government is thus planning to enter new ferry route contracts between the UK and the EU, reports Danish business daily Børsen.

Last week, the UK's ministry of health opened for bids on three contracts worth a total of GBP 25 million, while Grant Shapps, the UK's newly appointed transportation minister, tells several media that he will earmark an additional GBP 300 million to ensure transportation of goods to the country.

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