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Robert.Jervis_43227 Dec 16

Forth Ports receives £11.7m from PIF

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"We will ensure that goods continue to flow efficiently across our borders and onward to their final destination"
Forth Ports has welcomed the UK’s Government funding announcement in support of new and enlarged border infrastructure at the group's key import/export hubs - Grangemouth, Tilbury and Tilbury2 - totalling £11.7m from the Port Infrastructure Fund
 
Contractors are on site and the new border inspection facilities are set to be approved and operational for 1 July 2021.
 
"This £11.7m funding allocation for new border facilities will complement our existing work with cargo owners, shippers and the wider freight community to ensure that our global gateways stay highly productive and congestion free", commented Charles Hammond OBE, chief executive of Forts Ports Group.
 
Early this week, Forth Ports unveiled a suite of tools and dedicated support from the group's in-house Brexit transition support team (https://www.forthports.co.uk/forth-ports-group/brexit-ready/).
 
Charles Hammond added:

"Harnessing our vast experience and proven performance of handling rest-of-world trade supported by IT backed border and booking systems, an extensive network of ferry and container connections, and excellent onward rail and road linkages to the largest domestic consumer markets, we will ensure that goods continue to flow efficiently across our borders and onward to their final destination.
 
"Supply chains are realigning as they seek greater resilience and a low carbon route close to market, and our ports are ideally placed to support through our investment in infrastructure, market leading turnaround times and capacity for growth."