Forth Ports gets government funding for border inspection facilities

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Forth Ports has welcomed the UK governments £11.7 million fund for an enlarged border infrastructure at the company’s import and export hubs at Grangemouth, Tilbury, and Tilbury2.

Contractors are currently on site, and the new border inspection facilities are set to be approved and operational by 1st July 2021.

Charles Hammond OBE, Chief Executive of Forts Ports Group, said: “This £11.7 million funding allocation for new border facilities will complement our existing work with cargo owners, shippers and the wider freight community to ensure that our global gateways stay highly productive and congestion free”.

He added: “Supply chains are realigning as they seek greater resilience and a low carbon route close to market, and our ports are ideally placed to support through our investment in infrastructure, market leading turnaround times and capacity for growth.”

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