Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that a multi-million-pound campaign is being launched in the UK and Europe to make sure that businesses and hauliers are prepared for a potential no deal Brexit on 31 October 2019. This campaign will make sure that hauliers have everything they need to get through borders, which will reduce delays.

The campaign will include:

  • A billboard and media advertising campaign.
  • The establishment of 150 pop-up centres across the 10 countries covering the nationalities that process the most UK-bound road freight.
  • The distribution of millions of multi-languages information handbooks and pocket guides.

On the 9th September 2019 an email was sent to 70,000 UK operators and industry bodies, containing vital information for those driving to the EU after 31 October.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said “This campaign is another example of the extensive preparations we are making for leaving the EU on 31 October. As an outward-facing global trading nation, the efficiency of our ports is of paramount importance. This multi-million-pound initiative ensures the UK will remain open for business, with goods continuing to move freely”.

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