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Monaghan haulier warns new Brexit checks are leading to empty supermarket shelves

Jan 8, 2021 15:01 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan haulier warns new Brexit checks are leading to empty supermarket shelves Monaghan haulier warns new Brexit checks are leading to empty supermarket shelves
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A Monaghan haulier says the new Brexit checks at Irish ports will leave supermarket shelves empty. Darren Murphy is the Managing Director of BM Transport

A Monaghan haulier says the new Brexit checks at Irish ports will leave supermarket shelves empty.

Darren Murphy is the Managing Director of BM Transport in Killeevan and said trucks and trailers are being stranded in the UK because of clearance checks.

As of January 1st suppliers need extra documentation to allow freight cross the Irish Sea, but Customs Clearance Officers are overwhelmed by the demand.

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This has led to days of delays, or loads not making it to Ireland at all.

Darren says poor communication and a lack of preparation on a number of fronts have created this situation.

He told Shannonside Northern Sound that one of his drivers spend nine hours waiting for a trailer load of biscuits to pass a customs check.

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