Trucks to be airlifted to beat Brexit chaos

London, UK: Trucks loaded with food and medicines could be flown into Britain on cargo planes as part of ministers’ plan to beat queues at Dover after a no-deal Brexit, according to the Daily Telegraph. New tendering documents for a GBP300 million no-deal contract show that the Department for Transport wants firms to supply planes to air-lift vital supplies if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. Civil servants want a company to provide “aircraft that can be used for the provision of capacity for the transportation of freight vehicles” into the UK after October 31, the Telegraph says.

Why it is necessary to airlift the truck and not simply the freight using existing air freight infrastructure was not explained by the Telegraph.

Picture courtesy of emergency air freight provider, PCB Freight Management

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