Pa drafodaethau y mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi'u cael gyda Llywodraeth y DU mewn perthynas â'i chytundeb fframwaith capasiti cludo nwyddau arfaethedig ac yn enwedig ei heffaith ar borthladdoedd, docwyr, morwyr a busnesau contractau cyhoeddus Cymru, o ganlyniad i'w chynllun i gaffael capasiti cludo nwyddau morol, rheilffordd ac awyr ychwanegol yng Nghymru ar ôl Brexit?
As the First Minister said in plenary this week, discussions have been held between the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport and other departments in the UK Government regarding the Freight Capacity Framework Agreement, although these were often late in the procurement process. That process was undertaken solely by the UK Department for Transport.
Whilst that framework agreement provides for all routes between the UK and the European Economic Area, and between Northern Ireland and mainland Great Britain, the initial ‘no deal’ call off contract does not offer any new or existing priority capacity at Welsh ports.
However, the need to procure this capacity to ensure critical goods can be prioritised for access to the UK only demonstrates the level of disruption a hard Brexit would cause, and the devastating impact it would have on the Welsh economy and on the UK as a whole. This damage will be particularly acute in the maritime industry and the Welsh Government will continue to promote Wales’ interests in discussions with the UK Government and push for arrangements which protect this vital sector and those who work in it as far as possible.