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France unhappy with EU’s post-Brexit shipping lane plan

France has attacked post-Brexit plans to create a new shipping corridor between Ireland and northern Europe, likely via Belgium and the Netherlands.

Élisabeth Borne, the French transport minister, has written to the European Commission saying the plan is “unacceptable” plan and French ports such as Le Havre should have been considered.

“The geographical proximity between France and Ireland makes these connections obvious connections with the single market,” she wrote, according to Le Monde newspaper.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


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