Port of Dover is 100 per cent ready for No Deal Brexit, boss insists

Port of Dover is 100 per cent ready for No Deal Brexit, boss insists

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DOVER is “100 per cent” ready for a No Deal Brexit – the head of Britain’s busiest ferry port has declared.

Doug Bannister insisted that Britain’s most important terminal, ferry operators, Calais and Dunkirk were all fully prepared for whatever could happen on November 1.

Dover claims it is ready for No Deal Brexit
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The comments came as the Government shortlisted Brittany Ferries, P&O, Stena and Eurotunnel for £300million contract to ensure Britain doesn’t run out medicine or food after Brexit.

Mr Bannister warned there was still no clarity on the “rules of the game” and documentation required for hauliers seeking to cross the Channel in a No Deal.

But he told Bloomberg: “We’ve got deep experience in managing traffic flows through disrupting times.”

And he insisted the Armageddon scenario painted by the Yellowhammer documents were a “worst, worst case scenario”.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has already said the UK will “whatever it takes” to ensure the flow of life-saving medicines into the country after Brexit.

Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling faced calls to resign earlier this year after cancelling a contract with Seaborne Freight for No Deal work – after it emerged the operator didn’t have any ships.

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