Diamond Logistics has seen its international trade slump by 70% due to the full Brexit border controls introduced on 1 January this year, the company has reported. The new regulations require customs import declarations for all goods, with controls in operation at all ports and border locations. Documentary and physical checks are required, sometimes at inland border facilities, creating additional delays. Operators also require a supplier’s declaration proving the origin of the goods, if zero tariffs are being used that […]
A leading industry training provider has urged drivers to continue with their dangerous goods (ADR) courses remotely after the DVSA ordered classrooms in Tier 4 areas to be closed and exams suspended to help control the spead of Covid-19.
Nearly 11% of logistics businesses are still reporting severe or extreme disruption to their overall freight volumes in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October. The government is taking steps to help businesses to prepare for Brexit and has drawn up a list of actions logistics operators should be doing for themselves. The government is: Allocating an additional £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparations, doubling funding for this year (HMT total funding for Brexit is £6.3 billion). This includes £108m to support businesses to get ready; Creating a £10m Brexit Readiness Fund for trade associations […]