MPs have accused the government of failing to respond to allegations that it illegally awarded ferry contracts to three operators as part of Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency plans. As the FTA announced it was continuing to advise members about managing UK-EU trade flows in the event of the country crashing out of Europe with no deal, the transport select committee said it had received allegations that ferry contracts handed to Seaborne Freight, DFDS and Brittany Ferries were unlawful. The government […]
Frank Zapper once commented that the world might not end in fire or ice, but in paperwork. For much of the international logistics sector, January felt exactly like slow death by paperwork, with customs clearances piling up in their software systems, and the freight piling up in the warehouses.
Any introduction of tariffs, quotas and new customs clearances at UK ports after the UK leaves the EU could cause “significant difficulties” for the supply chain, an influential group of MPs have been told.
Europa Worldwide Group has spent £2m expanding its Dartford hub to cope with any customs backlog after Brexit.