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Palletforce maintains Europe links despite Brexit

[ January 20, 2021   //   ]

EV Cargo’s Palletforce network said it was able to maintain its European services despite the ongoing post-Brexit challenges thanks to the support it has given to help members prepare.

It set up a Brexit Taskforce, held online webinars and provided weekly Brexit Bulletin updates.

Due to the nature of the mixed-load model, pallet networks are experiencing some of the most complex customs issues.

It added that, unlike some other networks, Palletforce has a true cross-border model and has collaborated closely with its European partners to build a robust inter-country supply chain across Europe and beyond, underpinned by digitalisation and its Alliance booking system.

The network and its members have also benefitted from the freight forwarding experience within the EV Cargo group.

Michael Conroy, Palletforce chief executive said: “While there have been a number of problems since the start of the year, which have seen some pallet networks and logistics operators suspend their services, Palletforce has been able to maintain a fully-functioning European service for our members and their customers.

“These are tough times, the government did not provide the rules early enough, some customs centres do not seem fully prepared and there is confusion with customers and consignees around paperwork and what is needed.

“However, it is our job to support members and their customers, assist and educate them and work together to navigate the challenges. As part of EV Cargo, we are experienced in international logistics and have used that expertise to protect customers as best we can from service interruption.”

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