January 22, 2021

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Due to Brexit, trucks are stuck in a 30km traffic jam near Dover NOW

Due to Brexit, trucks are stuck in a 30km traffic jam near Dover NOW

In the British port of Dover, truck drivers are stuck about 30 kilometers in traffic to cross the canal. The UK is leaving the European Union in two weeks and many European companies are likely to be ordering more UK goods than usual now.

The Port of Dover CEO also says it’s a lot busier than usual. On a normal day, between 7,500 and 8,500 trucks cross the canal, but in the last 24 hours the number has been 10,141. If you place all of these trucks one at a time, you will have a series of about 160 kilometers.

This jam can get much longer in a no-deal scenario. In this case, the British government expects lines of up to 7,000 truck drivers at the border who want to enter the EU without the correct papers. The drivers would then have to wait around two days before they can cross the border.