Rotterdam and the Brexit effect

Rotterdam, home to Europe's biggest port, is watching the uncertainty in the UK over Brexit with real concern.

The port will employ over 900 new customs officials to deal with the extra checks required if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Voices from the business community are making their fears known in a bid to remind politicians to make sensible policy decisions.

Stena Line, which runs four or five ships a day to British ports, is worried about delays to cargoes of fresh produce - fresh food, or even something more sentimental.

"Cut flowers. You should come here just before Valentine's Day, it's crazy busy, and this is another example why it's so important that there is continuous free flow", Annika Hult, Stena Trade Director, North Sea, told Euronews. "Because imagine if the flowers arrive on the 15th of February. That's not very good is it, and we carry a lot of those flowers to make sure they are delivered on time, the bouquets for the loved ones for Valentine's Day."


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