Border Force will have prevented the entry of 80,000 migrants by the end of 2015, it has predicted. UK Border Force assistant director Andy Coram discussed the figures at the RHA Compliance Conference on 9 September, where he compared the predicted 80,000 entry attempts to 40,000 in 2014 and just 18,000 in 2013. “This isn’t just caused by organised crime gangs,” said Coram. “We’re all aware of the international disruption and the war-torn countries that drive the migrant problem and […]
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.
The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has given a cautious welcome to the government’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is due to be introduced shortly before Brexit.
Claims that the UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as a result of delivery failures and delays caused by migrants attempting to stow away in vehicles passing through Calais are “an exaggeration”, according to the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).