Britain’s Peel Ports Sees Brexit Boost as Shippers Divert Cargo

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Cargo shippers are diverting goods to more ports across Britain to ensure stable supply lines due to uncertainty over whether the UK will leave the European Union without an agreement, a top port executive said. Brexit has been delayed for a third time, until the end of January, and Britain is headed for a snap general election in … [Read more...]

Brexit Deal Heads to U.K. Parliament for Approval

By Philip Blenkinsop and Jonas Ekblom BRUSSELS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain secured a Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, more than three years after Britons voted to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson must still win a knife-edge vote in parliament to get the agreement approved. The deal comes after years of divisive and frequently acrimonious … [Read more...]

Gibraltar Boosts Port Preparations in Case of No Deal Brexit

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Gibraltar has extended port facilities to be able to handle more ships carrying goods as part of contingency plans if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, the British territory's maritime minister said on Friday. With a population of just over 30,000 people and a land area of nearly 7 square kilometres, … [Read more...]

Britain at Risk of Losing Leading Edge in Maritime Services

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Britain's position as a top hub for maritime services is being eroded by competition, a loss of shipping finance business and the removal of tycoon-friendly tax breaks, a report said, deepening uncertainty for its financial sector as Brexit nears. The UK has been a pivotal global shipping center for centuries, especially the City … [Read more...]

Proposed Ferry Could Save Scottish Whisky Exports Post-Brexit

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Scottish company and a Dutch port are discussing launching a new ferry line ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union, potentially providing a swift alternative route for Scottish exports such as whisky if Brexit causes transport delays. The ferry line would run between Rosyth, near Edinburgh, and Groningen Seaport at … [Read more...]