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UK to spend £108m on no-deal ferries

UK to spend £108m on no-deal ferries

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The UK will spend more than £100m chartering extra ferries to ease "severe congestion" at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit.Over the last few months, additional ferry contracts were awarded to French, Danish and British companies.The contingency plans allow for almost 4,000 more lorries a week to come and go from other ports, including Plymouth, Poole, and Portsmouth.The UK Chamber of Shipping said customs procedures were a bigger problem.Chief executive Bob Sanguinetti said: "Government is rightly preparing for every eventuality... but it is not clear that government-chartered ships can move goods faster or more efficiently than the private sector.""Those goods will still need to go through the same customs procedures in ports - which is where...