Freight News, Road, Logistics

Pall-Ex keeps EU trade rolling after Brexit

[ March 18, 2021   //   ]

Pall-Ex says it is helping customers through the on-going challenges of Brexit by providing additional resources and support to minimise disruption and delays.

Both the Pall-Ex and the Fortec network are reassuring customers that services are continuing, with additional support available to help businesses continue trading internationally.

While goods being transported to and from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe have faced delays, Pall-Ex’s two network memberships have ensured they have the resources needed to adapt to the new rules, it says.

It has provided guidance on changes to paperwork, freight labelling, EU pallet regulations and EORI numbers.

Managing director of Pall-Ex’s international business units, Mark Steel, commented: “Our main aim is to ensure that local businesses who need to export to Europe or Ireland can continue to do so with minimal disruption. Our team has been working flat out to support businesses that are having to adapt and accommodate these new processes at short notice from the Government.”

He added: “The last 12 months have been difficult enough for businesses serving European customers, as Covid-19 lockdowns both here and in other countries have delayed the movement of freight. We want to emphasise that businesses should not be deterred by these challenges and instead should give customers in the EU confidence to continue buying goods from the UK.”

Group chief executive,. Kevin Buchanan, said: “The timing of the UK’s exit from the EU over the Christmas period means many businesses were on the back foot with preparing for the changes. We have seen some major players in the logistics sector choose to suspend their services between the UK and Europe, but the entire Pall-Ex Group remains fully operational and we retain strong links with our international partners.”