February 4, 2021

“Short Straits to Smart Straits”

Coalition Project Unites Port of Dover and GetLink

Short Straits gateway consists of the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel (Getlink). Together they draw attention on the fact that they:

  • occupy a unique strategic location at the critical trading intersection with the UK’s main trading partner
  • provide the quickest and most frequent services, supporting just-in-time supply chains across the UK
  • handle 50% of the UK’s trade in goods with Europe

On 3 February, the coalition has proposed a new initiative to the UK Government: “Short Straits to Smart Straits”

Instead of the Governments Freeports ambitions the coalition wants to develop the world’s smartest border through a number of solutions that will help remove border frictions and create a world-leading virtual border solution for the Government’s 2025 UK Border Strategy.

The coalition also pursues the goal to pioneer the UK’s first zero emissions logistics corridors, linking with the Government’s important sustainability agenda to build back better through its Green Industrial Revolution and Maritime 2050.