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UK Awards £86.6m no-deal medicine transport contracts with Brittany Ferries

UK Awards £86.6m no-deal medicine transport contracts with Brittany Ferries
UK Awards £86.6m no-deal medicine transport contracts with Brittany Ferries

The government has awarded £86.6m of contracts to ferry corporations to move medicines within the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O and Stena Line are able to deliver those provides from thirty one Gregorian calendar month, it said.

The contracts area unit aimed toward ensuring deliveries of significant merchandise continue, if the united kingdom leaves the EU while not a deal.

The government was criticised earlier this year when subsidisation a transport contract to an organization with no ferries.

The contracts are in situ for 6 months.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “The United Kingdom is preparing to go away the EU on the thirty one Gregorian calendar month and, like every smart government, we tend to area unit making ready for all outcomes.

“Our decisive action means that freight operators are prepared and waiting to move important medicines into the country from the instant we tend to leave.”

The corporations can treat routes removed from the busiest ports to minimise disruption, the Department for Transport aforementioned.

The UK ports the ferries run to are Teesport, Hull, Killingholme, Felixstowe, Harwich, Tilbury, Portsmouth and Poole.

Earlier onthe govt. established a customs work support unit for medical merchandise suppliers to assist with obtaining across borders within the event of a no-deal Brexit.