Brexit will make it easier for stowaways to enter lorries bound for the UK at French ports, according to a Dutch trade association. In a whitepaper explaining how shipping agents can be better prepared to deal with stowaways, Transport en Logistiek Nederland said it was concerned about the potential for an “extra stream of stowaways” at ports. “Up to and including 31 December 2020, there will be no other customs procedures than there are now,” the paper explained. “Over the […]
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.
A transport lawyer has warned that there could be a reduction in demand for international haulage and logistics if the UK votes to leave the EU on Thursday.
The government’s recent decision to phase in the introduction of customs controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU from the start of 2021 has been widely welcomed as a “pragmatic” move, allowing UK hauliers more time to adjust. However, they could also put extra pressure on cashflow.