Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Kent lorry park plans criticised by BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has criticises government plans to develop a huge lorry park in Kent as an alternative solution to Operation Stack.

The plans have already been criticised by a House of Commons Select Committee.

“Our members’ cross-channel trailer services are seriously impacted when there is disruption in the channel ports and Operation Stack comes into action,” said Robert Keen. “They are keen for the government to seek a solution to the disruption caused by Operation Stack, but query whether a lorry park is the best approach, given the cost and scale involved.

“It seems a little odd that such a significant amount of money might be spent on a lorry park that might never get used and might not even solve the wider problems.”