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Ports feel the chill as trade re-routes around Brexit Britain

In Holyhead, traffic has fallen 50% as hauliers stymied by Brexit find their way from Ireland to France without entering the UKPerched on the shores of Anglesey, the island linked by road bridges to the north-west coast of Wales, Holyhead’s geography has given it a leading role in British-Irish trade since the early 19th century.About 50 miles directly across the Irish Sea from Dublin, a journey of just three-and-a-quarter hours by ferry, Holyhead was until December the second busiest roll-on roll-off port in the UK after Dover. About 450,000 trucks rumbled through each year on their way to Du...

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  • Ports feel the chill as trade re-routes around Brexit BritainIn Holyhead, traffic has fallen 50% as hauliers stymied by Brexit find their way from Ireland to France without entering the UKPerched on the shores of Anglesey, the island linked by road bridges to the north-west coast of Wales, Holyhead‚Äôs geography has given it a leading role in British-Irish trade since the early 19th century.About 50 miles directly across the Irish Sea from Dublin, a journey of just three-and-a-quarter hours by ferry, Holyhead was until December the second busiest roll-on roll-off port in the UK after Dover. About 450,000 trucks rumbled through each year on their way to Du...
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