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P&O FERRIES’ DOVER-CALAIS FLEET BACK TO FULL STRENGTH AS FIFTH SHIP SETS SAIL ON RETURN TO SERVICE 
 
The Pride of Burgundy – P&O Ferries fifth ship on its Dover-Calais route – arrived yesterday at the Port of Dover, returning to service with its first sailing in over a year. 
 
With capacity to carry 120 lorries, the 28,000-ton Pride of Burgundy will return in freight-only mode, making two return journeys each day. The addition of a fifth ship comes in response to growing demand from British and European customers and will expand options for those requiring rapid and reliable transportation of goods between pivotal markets. 
 
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Disruption to cross-Channel trade if France added to COVID 'red list' 
 
Travel to and from France may be banned to control the spread of a 'third wave' of COVID-19 coronavirus from mainland Europe despite the move creating a risk of “very serious disruption” to food and medicine supplies, according to Boris Johnson. 
 
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Felixstowe completes ro-ro upgrade 
 
Work to allow the Port of Felixstowe to accommodate larger ro-ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations has been completed, the port’s operator revealed this week, reporting rising volumes in recent weeks due to the UK’s new import requirements for EU goods. 
 
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Sharp decline in EU-UK ‘short strait’ truck volumes 
 
Truck volumes on short strait cross-Channel services in January showed a sharp decline on the same month last year and are understood to still be well below their normal levels in the first days of February, with one effect being that the new UK-EU customs clearance and other freight procedures have yet to be fully put to the test. 
 
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Decline in UK road-borne exports also hitting imports 
 
A lack of demand for road freight capacity from the UK, as a result of export volumes to the EU falling well short of normal levels almost one month after the end of the Brexit transition period, is making it difficult for importers to find trucks willing to make the journey to Britain because it is less financially worthwhile for hauliers than was previously the case, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). 
 
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UK logistics industry welcomes Brexit trade deal 
 
The logistics industry has welcomed the signing of a Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU while highlighting the changes that lie ahead from the beginning of next year and the need to be fully prepared. 
 
In broad terms, the agreement makes provision for the UK and the EU to have access to each other's markets, ensuring that imported goods will not be subject to tariffs or quotas, although they will still be subjected to checks and controls. 
 
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Brexit border ‘catastrophe’ warning over lack of customs agents 
 
UK government ministers criticised for failing to ensure enough customs agents have been trained to handle the expected surge in demand caused by the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period from EU rules from 1 January 
 
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Brexit border checks trial causes long lorry queues in Kent 
 
Queues of trucks stretching for five miles unexpectedly built up in Kent earlier this week after the French started a trial of post-Brexit checks, according to The Guardian. 
 
Lorries on their way across the English Channel were forced to stop in long lines up to junction 11 on the M20 as they tried to approach the Eurotunnel entrance just outside Folkestone and the Port of Dover. 
 
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UK-EU freight trade set for bumpy ride in January 
 
With the end of the UK’s Transition Period from European Union trade rules fast-approaching, there continues to be a significant lack of preparedness on the part of the trading community with regard to the post-Brexit business landscape and the implementation of the systems that will be needed from the end of December, according to leading UK customs technology specialist Peter MacSwiney, chairman of UK customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM). 
 
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