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Re: North Wales News.............Truckers bypassing Holyhead
« Reply #120 on: January 14, 2021, 10:00:50 AM »
Truckers bypassing Holyhead   &shake&  to Dublin route a sign of 'Brexit success' says Boris Johnson
The PM made the claims during the Liaison Committee meeting earlier this evening

The PM said that trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain is flowing so smoothly that many exporters are opting to use the new route and bypassing North Wales in the process.


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« Reply #121 on: January 14, 2021, 05:11:52 PM »
Update on above...

Stena Line has cancelled Irish Sea sailings again this weekend as the post-Brexit trade slump continues at Holyhead and Fishguard.

The ferry firm is still reporting a 70% drop in freight trade on routes between Wales and Ireland compared with similar periods in previous years.

The reason is stockpiling prior to the end of the post-Brexit transition period and a surge in direct services between Ireland and the rest of the EU.

Additional red tape on trading is impacting retailers, hauliers and ports in the UK and the island of Ireland - while Covid travel restrictions are hitting passenger figures.

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« Reply #122 on: January 16, 2021, 01:45:52 PM »
Irish hauliers are bypassing Welsh ports to avoid Brexit bureaucracy, industry leaders say.

So called "teething problems" with new export rules are causing "enormous strain on staff", according to one haulage company.

But others warn of a longer-term shift by truck firms from using Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock.

long-term consequences for the ports.

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« Reply #123 on: January 18, 2021, 04:04:54 PM »
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« Reply #124 on: January 26, 2021, 09:39:48 AM »
Traffic through Holyhead Port has been down by more than 50%, and traders at the frontline of Brexit in Wales are warning a long-term drop in its port activity will hurt its future.

The port is the second-largest roll-on-roll-off port in the UK and according to Wales Online, they carry 1,200 lorries and trailers across the Irish Sea every day.

The UK officially left the European Union on December 31 and many concerns have been raised about the falling numbers at the Port.

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« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2021, 10:02:50 AM »
A CASE of Avian Influenza (bird flu) has been confirmed in pheasants at a premises on Anglesey.

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed the case.

A temporary control zone (TCZ) has been immediately imposed around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading and as part of the wider surveillance and disease control measures.

Further laboratory results to determine if virus is a Highly Pathogenic type are expected in the next 48 hours. If so, the TCZ will be replaced by 3 km protection and 10 km surveillance zones.

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« Reply #126 on: January 28, 2021, 10:46:18 AM »
Is there no end to the good news. I wonder?
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« Reply #127 on: February 23, 2021, 12:30:48 PM »
Stories within stories................

The deep water jetty at Holyhead port is receiving an upgrade that will make it more attractive for cruise ship passengers and prepare it for a new use.

Work has begun on the £500,000 upgrade of the Orthios jetty at Holyhead  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - currently being used as a base for sea trials and training by the world’s most advanced polar research vessel the RSS Sir David Attenborough.

The upgrade serves two purposes - including getting the jetty ready to receive plastics for recycling for Orthios' Plastics-to-Oil facilities at the former Anglesey Aluminium site.   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

It will also benefit Welsh tourism as Orthios said it will make the jetty "more attractive" to cruise ships when the holiday industry revives.

The improvement works are being managed for Orthios by Cadarn Consulting of Anglesey.

Orthios CEO Sean McCormick said: “Cruise traffic dropped off almost entirely in 2020 due to the pandemic but we already have 20+ bookings for later this year, with each liner expected to bring hundreds of passengers and their spending power into the region.

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« Reply #128 on: February 26, 2021, 02:49:15 PM »
Welsh exports to Irish Republic 'hindered by wrong ink'

Welsh exports to Ireland are being blocked by extra paperwork and costs at customs, says CBI Wales.

Director Ian Price said the authorities in the Republic of Ireland were "zealous" when checking goods which was "causing some delays."

He said documents had been rejected for being written in blue not black ink.

Ireland's consul general in Wales insisted the Irish Government was "focused" on facilitating trade between the two countries.

Mr Price called for "consistency of approach" when exporting to the EU.

The republic is Wales' fourth biggest export market, behind Germany, France and the US and the fifth largest market for the UK.

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