Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Calais chaos hits Scotland

The continued chaos in Calais is hitting Scottish exports, notably in the fishing and food processing sectors, the Freight Transport Association has warned.

Margaret Simpson, the FTA’s country manager for Scotland said: “The situation in Calais is having a huge impact on the Scottish freight industry. The delays on both sides of the Channel are causing financial and logistical implications for operators and it can’t be allowed to continue. Every year we are subject to disruptions of some kind at the French ports and the migrant issue this year has simply compounded an on-going problem.”

It called on the French Government to take action on the migrant situation in the port as a matter of urgency.