UK Names Ferry Firms To Carry No-Deal Brexit Medicine Supplies
Ferry and other transport operators are to bring thousands of heavy goods vehicles a week to the UK carrying life-saving medicines and other supplies if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. However, the ferries will not use the standard cross-Channel ports, which are expected to become heavily congested in a no-deal scenario.
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If the UK leaves the EU without a deal at the end of this month, pharmaceutical companies will be able to book space for medicine deliveries on ferries run by four operators between UK and EU ports.
The UK BioIndustry Association has warned that a wide range of life sciences companies, including small and medium sized firms, are still not fully aware of what a no-deal Brexit might mean for them.
As the Brexit clock continues to tick, industry says it is not impressed by government reassurances that all is well where the continued supply of medicines is concerned.