“The UK Needs A Deal, Not Chartered-In Ships,” Says UK Chamber Of Shipping

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Responding to reports that Government may charter ships in the event of a No-Deal Brexit, UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti said:

“It is not clear how Government chartering ships would really help.  I don’t see how Government itself can move goods faster or more efficiently than the private sector, particularly as those goods will still need to go through the same customs procedures in ports – which is where the real problem would be.

UK Chamber of Shipping welcomes the ‘Future Customs Arrangements’ report

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The UK Chamber of Shipping has welcomed proposals from the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) for customs arrangements that could be implemented after the Brexit.

Proposals include a ‘highly streamlined’ customs arrangement with the EU, and a transitional period. Guy Platten, CEO of UK Chamber of Shipping, considers the paper to be a significant step forward in providing reassurance to British and European businesses, and the shipowners that facilitate their trade.