European carriers are consciously avoiding the chaos of Brexit
Significant decrease in the number of trips
Where possible, European transport and logistics companies do not take jobs to transport goods to the UK. This is due to the potential problems arising at the borders as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
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German software company Transporeon, which maintains real-time data from more than 100,000 logistics service providers, has seen a significant drop in the number of freight forwarders moving shipments to the UK in recent weeks. Not even when they contracted it. Dutch companies in trade and logistics are also less desirable to ups and downs, says advocate Evofenedex.
Companies are concerned, among other things, that they will have to return without any payload. Logistics companies are also concerned about potentially long queues at customs.
Decrease in demand
During the Christmas and New Year period, the traffic between the UK and Europe is usually less than usual. However, the drop in demand was stronger than expected. Demand fell 68 percent between Germany and the United Kingdom last week. From France, the drop is 71 percent. Dutch companies are also less keen on overseas trips.
According to Evofenedex, Dutch companies capable of doing this will also be cautious in the coming weeks. In particular, we will consider carriers of fresh products such as flowers and plants, who will have to succumb to the new reality as a kind of “guinea pigs”.