Stormy seas ahead? Potential impact of Brexit on the Dutch maritime sector (English summary)
The KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis conducted research into the potential impact of Brexit on the Dutch maritime sector.
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Impact on outbound and inbound transport
Brexit could have a considerable trade impact on maritime transport from and to Dutch ports (measured in tonnes). The CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis’ Brexit trade scenarios served as a starting point for estimating this potential impact. For outbound transport, Brexit’s impact on all Dutch ports is estimated at -4.4% in an unfavourable scenario, and -2.6% in a favourable scenario. For inbound transport, the collective impact on all Dutch ports is estimated at -3.7% (unfavourable scenario) to -2.0% (favourable scenario).
Impact on competitive position
The research revealed that if, following Brexit, the United Kingdom no longer adheres to current EU maritime regulations, the expected impact on the competitive position of Dutch maritime shipping companies will be limited, as compared to British maritime shipping companies. The competitive position of Dutch ports however can expect to be negatively impacted.
These are the key research findings of the potential impact of Brexit on the Dutch maritime sector. KiM conducted this research on behalf of the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs, Maritime Affairs Directorate.
This report is available in Dutch
Effect of Brexit on maritime transport to and from largest Dutch seaports
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