Goods-in-transit insurance could become more difficult, more restrictive and more expensive for cross-Channel operators in light of the increasing problem of loads being spoiled by stowaways, a loss adjuster has warned. Rod Davis, senior partner at Clark Woodward Hungate, which specialises in surveys and investigations for insurers underwriting transit liability, told MT that operators travelling through hotspots where migrants are known to congregate will probably be liable for any damage to loads where vehicles are infiltrated, leaving their goods-in-transit insurers […]
Liverpool-based tanker operator Abbey Logistics Group has begun sending unaccompanied tank containers to mainland Europe via Zeebrugge for one of its food ingredient customers in order to avoid ongoing migrant problems in northern France.
No end to the migrant crisis appears to be in sight for international vehicle operators crossing the Channel to the UK via Calais, after the town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart warned the problems there were not going to go away anytime soon. Her comments came as the UK’s Border Force confirmed there had been surge in the number of migrants caught in the first three months of this financial year attemting to make it to the UK.
The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.