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Carriers faced two major challenges following Brexit – one of them still looms

Contrary to concerns, Brexit went better than expected for the shipping industry. But one concern keeps nagging DFDS and the shipowners.

At DFDS, it is still uncertain how a fully integrated Brexit will pan out. | Photo: DFDS

Concerns abounded in the shipping industry when it became clear that the UK, after a lead-up lasting several years, would withdraw from the EU.

With the UK being a big market for shipping companies such as DFDS, there was reason to fear that the UK's departure from the European Union would have an impact on their commercial basis.

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