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DB Schenker restarts UK shipments

[ January 21, 2021   //   ]

DB Schenker has resumed collections of compliant land transport shipments from the European Union to the UK, after earlier suspending them due to Brexit-related customs issues.
However, the forwarder stressed that, for shipments to be processed, the necessary customs documents must be obtained.
Head of land transport Europe Cyrille Bonjean, said: “Resuming the service is made possible by working together closely with our commercial and industry partners on gathering end to end contact and customs information, which are essential for customs clearance.”
He added: “As Europe’s largest pan-European land transport network, DB Schenker opted to provide transparency and leadership for the entire sector by actively communicating the multiple customs paperwork challenges that European and British industry were facing, instead of just hoping for the best. By making the hard decision to suspend shipment collections for a short period, we were able to protect our transportation network from potential tailbacks affecting transshipment platforms in the whole of Europe.”