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Message posted by Francais on 29/12/2018 at 10:46pm
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UK Gov, is pumping in over £100 million to charter extra ferries if Brexit goes to no deal.

Surely the extra capacity will reduce prices to all concerned.


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Message posted by romany on 29/12/2018 at 11:19pm
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No because the expected delays through customs (if you believe everything we're told) will supposedly tie up all the ship's, but if it Doesn't Yippe cheep crossings

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Message posted by Val A on 30/12/2018 at 7:57am
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No way! We'll be paying (somehow)!

Message posted by DaveMiller on 30/12/2018 at 7:57am
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If we need to use them then ticket availability will be the very least of your worries.

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I think they may be restricted to HGVs (or trade vessels) only - to prevent complete mayhem at the ports - and there is talk of opening up a lot of other smaller ports in Europe to take these extra crossings.

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Yep, is Boulogne port still in use ?

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 29/12/2018
UK Gov, is pumping in over £100 million to charter extra ferries if Brexit goes to no deal.

Surely the extra capacity will reduce prices to all concerned.





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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 30/12/2018
Yep, is Boulogne port still in use ?



The infrastructure is still there for ferries but has not been used for years

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I thought they were for freight, not passengers.

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Always thought we could do with a ferry port at La Rochelle. Would open up such a lovely part of France without driving 350 or 400 miles.
And would be a good option for French and Spanish HGV's bound for UK

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The subsidies will be for hauliers only and most likely the extra sailings, although on passenger vessels, will be scheduled just for freight.If needed that is

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Message posted by morepints on 30/12/2018 at 7:11pm
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TV announced today that 'Just in case' contracts awarded to two companies - looked like it was Brittany Ferries running Poole and Plymouth; and another bunch, a shell company with no boats as yet, out of Ramsgate. The purpose, in the event of no-deal, would be to ease some of the flow, as the waiting time will inevitably increase while loads are processed.

From the Road Haulage Association, quoted in The Guardian:
'As it stands, hauliers entering the country will be required to submit a 40-section declaration form per consignment. “The form takes 10 minutes to fill out. If you take a large retailer who has 8,000 consignments [in one lorry], that would take 170 people eight hours to process one trailer,” said Richard Burnett, the RHA’s chief executive.'
The Guardian on No Deal effects

The report does not spell out any implications for the caravan/motorhome fraternity.

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