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Freight forwarders have questioned whether £16 million of new Government funding announced this week will lead to thousands of new customs experts being available on and after Brexit day, as the Government suggests.
Transport and logistics group Eddie Stobart Logistics plc has announced that it Chief Executive Alex Laffey is standing down with “immediate effect” and it has applied to suspend trading in its AIM-listed shares as it reassesses its finances.
Despite a temperamental global trading climate and the uncertainties created by Brexit, 2018 was a steady year for port operators, according to the latest port freight statistics released by the Department for Transport.
Logistics groups and businesses have broadly welcomed tnews that all companies in the UK will be automatically given an EORI number, which allows firms to continue trading with EU businesses after Brexit, but warned it still has much to do to get businesses ready for Brexit.
The United Kingdom Warehousing Association has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Ridges-Jones as its new Chair.