£200m fund for new port facilities

£200m fund for new port facilities

2 Oct 2020

The government has launched a £200 million fund for ports to build new facilities.

New infrastructure at ports will be needed whether or not the UK secures a negotiated agreement with the EU.

The fund is targeted at ports which have the space to build new border infrastructure on current sites so that they are ready to handle new customs requirements under the new Border Operating Model. The funding can be used for a range of vital port infrastructure - from warehouses and control posts to traffic management systems.

The deadline for applications is midday on 30 October, with successful bids announced shortly afterwards.

Where infrastructure is not best situated at ports, the government has allocated an additional £270 million to build inland customs facilities.