To ease post-Brexit congestion, ‘trailer traffic could be switched to containers’

April 3, 2019 Gavin van Marle

UK container terminals and European shortsea box carriers have enough capacity to handle some 20% of Dover’s trailer traffic, should alarmist predictions of post-Brexit congestion at the ferry port materialise.
According to new research from Drewry, the cargo in some 250,000 of the 2.5m trailers that cross the Channel every year could, instead, be stuffed into containers, moved on containerships and handled at UK box terminals
“Switching to shortsea containers would be ...

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