What is happening: The UK government have agreed a £100m deal with three different ferry companies in order to ease congestion at the Port of Dover if a no deal Brexit does go ahead.
Congestion: If a no deal Brexit is to happen, it could cause sever congestion in British ports, especially those in the South East corner, such as Dover. 20% of the UK’s freight to and from the island already passes through these ports.
Who is involved: The three ferry companies involved in the deal are DFDS, Brittany Ferries, and Seaborne.
What did vice president of group communications at DFDS, Gert Jacobsen say: “We have the ability to move ships around our extensive European-wide network to ensure that freight continues to move between Britain and Europe.”
What did Seaborne director Glenn Dudley say: “We hoped to have our service operational by February, but that has been delayed though it will coincide with Brexit.”