UK freight shipping costs quadruple after Brexit and Kovid-19 – tech2.org

UK freight shipping costs quadruple after Brexit and Kovid-19


A haulage truck crosses a 'Welcome to France' sign on an access road near the Eurotunal terminal in Calais, France.

Photographer: Jeanne Frank / Bloomberg

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Freight costs from France to Britain exceeded normal levels after Brexit last week and a new strain of coronovirus Complex supply chain.

Spot rates for last-minute shipments to the English Channel exceeded 6 kilometers per kilometer ($ 4.56 mi) for a full truck in the final week of 2020. It ranges from 1.50 euros to 3 euros on average with isolation. Cases of firms charging 10 euros per kilometer according to data from global logistics platform Transporon.

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Freight companies increased rates at the last minute by 2020 as border chaos ended

Source: Transporon


The figures reflect a moment of maximum chaos at British ports, when the French government closed the border to prevent a new strain of Kovid-19. Thousands of trucks piled on both sides of the English Channel, and more ships rejected cargo to avoid being stuck in transit on holiday breaks.

Four days into the new year, long lines of trucks on the border have largely diverged after France relaxed its control. The freight rejection rate had ticked down in the previous week but is 79% above the third quarter average.

Truck drivers say there is a current lack of chaos at major UK ports Those returning later this month increase the risk of the deposits as both countries adapt to the new trading regime after Britain’s exit from the European Union.

keep on trucking

EU freight forwarders reduced UK cargo in the last week of the year

Source: Transporon


Transporan chief executive Stephen Seeber said driver shortages are common during the holiday season and usually raise spot rates. But “the deviation we saw in the back end of 2020 was not common.”

Sieber predicted that higher location rates were likely to continue for UK transport from continental Europe, although it was difficult to tell how long. “It seems that the supply chain is flexible,” he said.

There was a 1 kilometer line on Monday afternoon. till Port of Dover and 2 km of queue till Calais. According to real-time data from six times, the crossing to France is taking about three hours and the journey about four hours, a unit of Transporon.

David Smith, the commercial director of scientific equipment maker Spec Ltd, said his company halted imports and exports between Christmas and January 18 to avoid any disruption.

“I looked in August, and I felt the line at Dover was only going to happen as early as the least well-crafted business,” Smith said. “And there are already hundreds of lorries who have been on the road to Dover wherever they have gone – which have been rejected because they have not received the correct paperwork.”

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