The Port of Cork has revealed it may set up a special border control facility in order to help ease congestion at Dublin and Rosslare, according to reports.
As reported by the Irish Examiner, the port’s chief executive told a British-Irish Chamber of Commerce meeting in Cork that, if the UK crashes out of the EU, the port was stepping up its plans to handle more traffic.
"We are seeking to develop what is called a border control point,” CEO Brendan Keating told the Chamber,
“Dublin has built one and is prepared for a worst-case scenario hard Brexit. Rosslare is ready. We are about to start preparation on one to facilitate inspections of products coming to and from the country,” he said.
Keating added that the move came due to concerns from the Government that a no-deal Brexit would provide too great a strain on the other ports.
"We are doing it because the Government is somewhat concerned that with congestion in Dublin and Rosslare, other ports will have to kick in and facilitate trade movement,” he explained.
“We are next and we will prepare. We will be ready in time," he concluded.
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