No Brexit fears at Bristol Port
Bristol Port in the UK is Brexit-ready according to a new information sheet. CEO David Brown, reported: “65% of the cargo that Bristol Port deals with is non-EU. We remain confident that our systems and operations will continue to function smoothly and efficiently once we leave the EU - whether there is a deal or not. Bristol Port does not deal with food for people nor with accompanied roll-on roll-off trailers."
As a global gateway, Bristol Port adds GBP 1 billion to the British economy every year, disposing of a deep-water depth of 14.5 m and accommodating vessels up to 130,000 dwt. The port has invested more than GBP 500 million of private finance since 1991. Money was recently ploughed into a GBP 7 million container terminal update, the purchase of two new rubber-tyred gantry cranes and additional land to meet customer requirements for storage.(kd)