October 3, 2019

The ports of Liverpool (photo), Heysham and Sheerness (London Medway) have received funding to enhance measures they have already taken to improve resilience ahead of the UK’s expected departure from the EU on 31 October.

The funding was announced on 26 September by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

The funds will go towards creating more space for HGV parking and container storage to support smooth trade operations by ferries, especially across the Irish Sea.

The fund comes as part of a £30m government scheme, announced last month, to bolster ports across England and ensure they continue to operate efficiently post-Brexit.