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The UK Government’s approach to Brexit trade policy and negotiations protocol is causing “potentially irreparable damage” to Wales’ ports, researchers have said.
Companies avoiding United Kingdom landbridge, according to Chambers Ireland.
A year on from leaving the EU, it’s time for an annual report on how Brexit has worked out for Wales.
Rosslare port saw a 371 per cent yearly increase in European freight volumes since Brexit came into force.
TRADE has nosedived in Wales as a result of Brexit, a shipping operator has revealed.
Ian Davies, boss of Stena Line’s UK ports, said Holyhead and Fishguard have both been affected.
Two major ports in Wales saw trade plummet by 30 per cent in 2021 as a result of post-Brexit changes in the way freight is moved, a ferry operator has said.
Holyhead and Fishguard ports saw a 30% drop in traffic in 2021, according to its operator Stena Line. / Ian Davies, boss of Stena's UK ports, said it was down to the new post-Brexit trading relationship with the European Union rather than the pandemic.
The UK landbridge that offered traders the fastest route between Ireland and the European continent before Brexit will not re-emerge as a preferred option for moving goods, the head of Dublin Port was quoted as saying on Friday.
Brexit has spelled the end of the British “landbridge” transit route, Dublin Port chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has said, as new figures show a dramatic fall in lorry traffic with British ports.
Stena Line, the owners of two Welsh Ports, have said that more work needs to be done to iron out “major issues” following Brexit.
There are fears that the cost of carrying out extra Brexit border checks may fall on island ratepayers unless more cash is forthcoming from central Government.
There are fears that the cost of carrying out extra Brexit border checks may fall on island ratepayers unless more cash is forthcoming from central government.
There are fears that the cost of carrying out extra Brexit border checks may fall on island ratepayers unless more cash is forthcoming from central Government.
New trading arrangements between Ireland and the UK have had a significant and negative effect on freight traffic between the two countries.
A prominent Irish politician has said there is “more to come” amid Wales being increasingly bypassed by Irish-French sea connections.
Micheál Martin's comments come as Welsh ports continue to experience the fallout from the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
Port of Dublin says in its Q3 report that core freight and container volumes from Britain declined by 21.2% to 537,680 units between January and September this year (Holyhead, Liverpool and Heysham).
Dublin Port reports reduced cargo volumes from Holyhead, Liverpool and Heysham.
Numerous new ferry routes avoiding Welsh ports have been established between Ireland and mainland Europe over the past year because of Brexit, Ireland's foreign affairs minister has said.
Diverting trade from Wales a ‘consequence of Brexit’, says Irish Foreign Minister.
Post-Brexit trade frictions have led to ferry freight flows between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland dropping by 29% in the first half of 2021.
Post-Brexit trade frictions have "significantly altered" freight traffic between Ireland and Britain and sparked a steep rise in volumes to and from Ireland and other European Union members, an Irish government agency report said on Thursday.