Posted on April 11, 2022

Food producers in Britain warned that perishable goods exports were losing their value because congestion around the port of Dover caused by disruption to ferry services and customs operations.

A number of issues have converged to cause difficulties at Dover, the main route for road freight to mainland Europe.
P&O Ferries, which previously accounted for a third of capacity at Dover, suspended operations last month.

There have also been technical problems with the government customs website which processes export procedures since Brexit.

A fresh meat exporter said failure to supply means losing EU export customers, who turn to other countries to provide a more reliable supply.

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