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Could Brexit Cause A Lorry Load Of Problems In Ipswich?


Brexit concerns topped the agenda when Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer met local haulage firm Sea Transport Ltd as part of National Lorry Week.

Ms Mayer met with Managing Director Frazer Smith.

National Lorry Week, run by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), is now in its third year and was created with the aim of showing how important the industry that transports 90% of all goods by land in the UK is to our economy.

Mr Smith will echo the RHA’s call for frictionless borders post-Brexit and call for a deal that allows free and unfettered movement of goods across EU member states after March 2019.

Mr Smith commented “I’m deeply concerned about Britain's supply chain being disrupted by Brexit. If we don't get this right, people will see large traffic jams around our ports and empty supermarket shelves.”

Ms Mayer said “The haulage industry will be right in the front line if the government fails to deliver on its promise of the ‘exact same benefits’ of membership of the Single Market. The Government must end the uncertainty local businesses like Sea Transport Ltd are facing.”

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