France preparing additional sea ports for Irish freight traffic after Brexit

French transport minister says plans in place to segregate Irish freight traffic from UK freight arriving after Brexit

 Michael Sheary from the Irish Ports Association with Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for Transport and Meriadec Le Mouillour from the Union Des ports Francais at the signing of a memorandum of Agreement at Dublin Port. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Sheary from the Irish Ports Association with Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for Transport and Meriadec Le Mouillour from the Union Des ports Francais at the signing of a memorandum of Agreement at Dublin Port. Photograph: Alan Betson

France is reorganising its sea ports to manage additional freight traffic from Ireland and segregate it from UK freight arriving after Brexit, French transport minister Elisabeth Borne has said.

She was speaking at the signing of an agreement between the Irish and French ports’ associations in Dublin to look at increasing capacity on existing sea routes between Ireland and France and consider new routes if there are restrictions on the UK landbridge after the United Kingdom quits the European Union in March.

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