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Dover and Sheerness ports to get more government cash in lead up to Brexit

Ports at Dover and Sheerness will receive a cash boost from the government as the Brexit deadline looms ever closer.

The extra funding, announced this morning by the Department for Transport, is aimed to deliver infrastructure upgrades, including more space for HGV parking, more container storage, and new signage.

The Port of Dover (17646179)
The Port of Dover (17646179)

The two Kent ports are among 16 successful bidders of the £10 million Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition.

It is hoped the upgrades will help keep traffic and trade flowing smoothly across the border.

Work is due to begin immediately.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Our world-leading maritime ports are fundamental not only to our success as a global trading nation but also to people’s everyday lives, bringing vital goods into the country.

“This timely investment will support ports across the country in their work to boost capacity and efficiency, ensuring they’re ready for Brexit and a successful future.”

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