POST Online Media Lite Edition


UK government pledges £30 million to bolster ports for Brexit

Christian Fernsby |
The country’s ports will continue to thrive after Brexit thanks to £30 million of investment from the government, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced.

Article continues below


The Department for Transport is calling on ports across England to bid for a share of £10 million, as part of the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, to help deliver upgrades which will enhance capacity and maintain trade flow.

On top of this, the government is providing £5 million to 4 key Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) in areas with key freight ports. This will help them build infrastructure improvements to minimise any potential traffic disruption at the border.

A further £15 million will go towards longer-term projects to boost road and rail links to ports and ensure more freight can get where it needs to be faster.

What to read next

IMF releases bailout money for Sri Lanka
World Bank grants $10 million for health in Yemen
Obama announces $240 million for STEM education