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Confusion over UK freeports plans, survey finds 
 
Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after eight winning bids were announced for the new economic zones, a survey of UK businesses has found. 
 
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UK post-Brexit lorry management measures stood down 
 
Some post-Brexit road freight traffic management measures put in place ahead of the UK’s departure from EU rules on 1 January will be removed this month, “as trade returns to normal levels” the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) today announced. 
 
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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 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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Forth Ports and DP World push forward with Thames Freeport bid 
 
As the Government launches the competitive bidding process, DP World and Forth Ports continue to push forward their bid for a Thames Freeport with London Gateway, the Port of Tilbury and Ford's Dagenham engine plant at its heart. 
 
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