The Port of Dover has reported more than 300,000 lorries have used the port to access the continent so far in 2021, two months since the Brexit transition period ended.
This comes after the Port announced at the beginning of February that the number of hauliers travelling to Europe via Dover was back up to over 90% of the equivalent 2020 volume.
Sarah West, Chief Operations Officer at the Port of Dover said: “The latest figures are very encouraging; it is a huge milestone for the Port to have welcomed well over a quarter of a million lorries since the end of the Brexit transition period. This is a clear indication that the Short Straits is, and continues to be, the preferred route into Europe for the freight industry.
“We have been working hard over many years with DFDS, P&O Ferries and our other partners here and across the Channel to ensure that the Port continues to deliver the fastest flow of trade between the UK and the continent.
“I’m really pleased to see every part of our operation adapt so well to the new procedures involved, ensuring that Dover will always provide the most efficient and resilient route whatever challenges we face.”
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Hauliers are reminded to ensure that they are prepared and to take a border readiness check prior to arriving at the Port to avoid delays.
It’s reported that hauliers travelling to France that have spent less than 48 hours in the UK no longer require a Covid-19 test prior to departure.