European Shippers’ Council Concern re Movement of Cargo Post Brexit

Sep 25, 2019 | Uncategorized

The European Shippers’ Council is concerned about a lack of progress on
Brexit negotiations and is supporting the UK’s Freight Transport Association
(FTA) in their call for EU and UK leaders to prioritise urgent mitigation
The FTA has noted that “in the event of No Deal – a scenario identified as a
serious possibility by both sides – new agreements would be needed to allow
trucks, planes and trains to cross the borders with the EU, keep goods flowing
and shops and factories supplied. Border delays and disruptions, as well as
additional costs and red tape are serious worries for FTA members, but the
biggest showstopper of them all would be drastic reductions to the
international movement of freight vehicles and planes.”
The FTA is pleading for both sides to start working on contingency plans and
mitigating measures for transport as an urgent priority, so that businesses can
rely on a co-ordinated plan and legal certainties, even in the event of a No
Deal outcome. “The logistics sector is a problem solver, but there is only so
much we can do if we are forced to approach this blindfolded and with our
hands tied”.

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