NSA learnt this week that progress on the proposed Border Control Port (BCP) near Calais has slowed, in part due to concerns over the potential level of business to support the investment required for it to be operational.
The operators have been working with the French and Commission authorities and while they have secured approval for the site, the building needs internal fixtures and fittings for completion. French company Qualivia, who is behind the proposed project, has asked the UK industry for a €200,000 investment to build the internal pens and handling systems.
The wider UK livestock industry has been consulted and whilst they support the site, no one has come forward to date with the promise of any investment. NSA will continue to monitor and keep members updated on any progress, should anyone be interested in speaking directly to Mr. Drique at Qualivia, the email address is [email protected] .
To further help members we would be interested to receive any information, recommendations or experiences of recent discussions on export, such as examples of submitting journey logs, or other related actions that could be shared with a wider audience – please send any information to [email protected]