Dover hit by fall in cargo amid Brexit uncertainty

The Port of Dover has suffered from a significant fall in its cargo operations as businesses rerouted freight in preparation for Britain's exit from the European Union.

Goods flowing through the facility fell faster than those processed at any other big UK port after the Brexit referendum, which threw up years of uncertainty ahead of this week's eventual departure.

Cargo volumes at Dover dropped 14.2 per cent between 2016, when the UK voted to leave the EU, and 2019 while London and Liverpool enjoyed growth over the same period, according to analysis of official data by The Times.

Dover is a key gateway for British imports and exports to Europe as the country's largest roll-on, roll-off port, 21 miles from the French coast.

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