Fresh food logistics to and from the continent must be prioritised if it is to remain competitive after the UK leaves the EU, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA). It said the £8.7bn trade in meat products, which keeps the just-in-time food supply chain moving, was about to “run into a huge brick wall” after the government refused to give it precedence over other products travelling through ports. The BMPA said an HGV carrying anything other than fresh […]
The FTA has welcomed yesterday’s (24 October 2019) news that the EU has approved the extension of two contingency measures by another seven months to maintain road haulage and air connectivity in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
Logistics UK has urged businesses that rely on UK-EU supply chains to engage with advice sites popping up all over the UK to provide HGV drivers with information on Brexit preparations.
Trailer manufacturers and dealers are warning of a “trailer drought” in the UK ahead of the Black Friday and Christmas peaks, with prices for second hand trailers reaching unprecedented levels.