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Brexit: Smooth start to border operations is ‘calm before the storm’

The smooth start to post-Brexit border operations may be the “calm before the storm”, industry bosses have warned.

The first day of January marked the first day of a new trading relationship between the UK and the EU.

There had been fears it would create chaotic scenes at ports, with outbound lorries now subject to new customs checks but the new era arrived without disruption.

The Stena Line ferry and port group, however, has said it is too early to draw conclusions, as the bank holiday meant border traffic was unusually low.

“This is the quietest time of the year,” Ian Davies, the company’s head of UK ports, told Sky News.

“The true test will come when the volume starts to build.” Read from source….