Newhaven Port has been successful in its bid to the Port Infrastructure Fund and is to receive £6,215,839 in government funding.
New infrastructure at ports will be needed whether or not the UK secures a negotiated agreement with the EU as we are leaving the Customs Union and Single Market and new procedures will be coming into place.
The fund is targeted at those ports that have the space to build new border infrastructure on their 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 funds will help improve infrastructure at Newhaven Port and help it to secure the freight and ferry services for years to come.
Newhaven Port is one of 41 ports that were successful in receiving funding totalling £194,334,631.
Maria Caulfield MP said “It is fantastic news that Newhaven Port is to receive over £6.2 million for help improve its infrastructure securing the future of the ferry and jobs across Newhaven. Newhaven Port is vital to our local economy here in Newhaven and I am doing everything to back the Port. This is just another step in the right direction for the continued regeneration of Newhaven that I am championing.”