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Digital simulation predicts 20-day wait in 70000-truck queue to Dover
Truckers heading to the port of Dover once post-Brexit volumes recover could find themselves stuck for up to 20 days in 70,000-long truck queue.

Brexit: Paperwork ‘horror’ sparks anger from hauliers
BBC News
“Before Brexit we would have got from Crawley to Paris in six hours. … “Some of the horror stories down at Ashford are that drivers are waiting out in the … in Kent is working well, with no significant queues into Dover or Eurotunnel.

Praise for KCC and its handling of Brexit transition traffic
Kent Online
He said the route for lorries heading to the Port of Dover was up Detling Hill and across to Manston, while Channel Tunnel traffic to Folkestone went ..

Brexit Border Trouble Grows as Key Customs System Hits Limit
At Ashford, southeast England, drivers have had to wait at a truck park for hours to obtain their transit documents and are regularly being turned back, .

After Brexit, Ireland and France cut out the middleman – Britain
It involves a short sea crossing between Dublin and Holyhead in Wales and then a hop between Dover and Calais. Every year 150,000 lorries would …

Anti-social parking and behaviour near Ebbsfleet Brexit lorry park causes a stir among Castle Hill …
Kent Online
Residents living next door to a Brexit lorry park claim border staff are … will be a “good neighbour” local councillors and residents in Kent’s new garden … Dartford Labour leader Sacha Gosine believes the lorry park is a “logistical nightmare” for residents …

Ministers plan to ease Brexit border chaos by fining EU-bound truckers £150 if they don’t get Covid …
Daily Mail
Ministers plan new fines regime for lorry drivers in Kent in bid to keep borders … Lorries are pictured at the Port of Dover ferry terminal in Kent today, .

Brian Keegan: Lobbying for change won’t ease problems of trade with Britain
Business Post
Lorries queue for the frontier control area at the Port of Dover in Kent last Friday: post-Brexit customs compliance is proving to be more challenging …

Musicians slam government for ‘rejecting EU offer of visa-free travel after Brexit for touring acts’
Daily Mail
The UK’s post-Brexit travel rules, which came into force on January 1, … Kent because they are being given the WRONG POSTCODE for new Brexit lorry park … traffic at Dover expected to reach pre-Christmas levels again next week.

Half of trucks ‘carrying only fresh air’ as Brexit and Covid hit exports (paywall)
Half of all trucks returning to Europe on the Dover crossing are empty as border chaos means British companies are unable or unwilling to export.

British businesses face tariffs despite Johnson’s promise of ‘tariff-free’ deal
UK companies are coming to the hard realisation that Boris Johnson’s “tariff-free” Brexit trade deal may not actually do what it says on the tin. While the predicted scenario of lengthy lorry queues around ports in Dover as soon as the clock struck midnight on 1 January failed to materialise, EU and UK companies are facing more red tape just to get their goods across the border.

Now Brexit has actually happened, will people change their minds about it?
The Independent
It turns out that queues of lorries in Kent are not – or not yet – the main … resume sending the usual volumes of traffic through Dover and Folkestone.

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