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Brexit, trade wars, an economic slowdown in China and humanitarian crises on the regional doorstep – despite these headwinds, Amadou Diallo, DHL Global Forwarding CEO for the Middle East & Africa, isn’t worried.
Odgers Berndtson says the results are significant as current UK government contingency plans for a ‘hard Brexit’ are reliant on smaller, regional ports taking up the strain from congested mainline ports in the south of England.
A lot of the positive talk has been about such box ports being ready for Brexit and other roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry ports operated by the same owners being ready to take a bit of Dover’s traffic in case Dover is not.