Ferry giant Stena Line has chartered an extra ship as businesses rush to stock up in case of supply disruption following the end of the Brexit transition period.
Stena Line transports 65% of the freight moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, Sky News reported.
It comes as Ireland’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that he expects negotiations to “drag on” to next week.
The delay in Brexit talks has put question marks on the freight industry.
In September, a government letter to logistics groups warned of queues of up to 7,000 lorries outside Dover unless hauliers prepared for changes to customs rules.