Cash injection to keep vital freight routes into and out of the UK moving

The government has announced a multi-million-pound injection of cash to keep vital freight ferry and rail routes into and out of the UK running smoothly.

Six transport operators will share the £35 million subsidy to ensure there is no disruption to the flow of critical goods due to a lack of capacity. These operators include P&O Ferries, Eurotunnel, DFDS, Seatruck, Brittany Ferries and Stena Line.

The announcement follows a deal agreed between the UK, Ireland and France in April to keep key freight routes open between Europe and the UK.

SBRC SSCS Project Manager & Secure Transport Lead, Stewart Hurry, said: "The money being promised includes the routes from Cairnryan to Belfast and Larne. This should help in maintaining vital trade links between Scotland and Ireland ensuring supply chain continuity in these difficult times."

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