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In Dialogue with Logistics

International transport in the post-Brexit era

Gary Dodsworth, Road Director at Rhenus UK, and Oliver Fuhljahn, Head of Automobile Logistics at Cuxport, on how Brexit has affected logistics and supply chain management

Brexit – the word itself has almost become taboo. With the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union coming into effect and, shortly thereafter, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, international transport between the UK and the EU has seen increased challenges in 2021. Gary Dodsworth and Oliver Fuhljahn shed light on how logistics companies on both sides of the Channel have managed the effects of Brexit and COVID-19 and what long-term changes they expect for future supply chains.

EORI numbers, rules of origin, truck driver shortages, social distancing and worldwide supply shortages. These are just some of the terms that are currently giving logistics service providers nightmares. Brexit and the pandemic – two major supply chain disruptors – occurred almost simultaneously in early 2020. Companies wanting to keep their supply chains running had to contend with sudden changes in the rules of daily work life on top of new, stricter, and often complicated customs procedures for their international shipments.

But the companies were not alone. Logistics providers such as Rhenus Logistics and terminal operators such as Cuxport managed to prepare themselves and their staff as well as their customers by means of extensive training, customer information and network connections, enabling them to navigate the situation. Listen to Gary Dodsworth and Oliver Fuhljahn’s accounts of the measures their companies took and what the future challenges, such as the truck driver shortage or limited storage spaces, will mean for international supply chains.

Podcast
28.10.2021

The impact of Brexit on international transport and supply chains

Gary Dodsworth, Director of Rhenus UK, and Oliver Fuhljahn, Head of Automobile Logistics at Cuxport, talk about the challenges for international supply chains and logistics service providers in early 2021, when the post-Brexit rules came into effect.

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