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UK withdraws Ulster border clauses

The UK government says it will withdraw controversial clauses in the Internal Market Bill that could have seen border controls imposed between Northern Ireland and Ireland, after it reached agreement in principle with the EU on how rules would be implemented. The deal is part of a wider discussion over a possible trade deal between the UK and the EU. The deal on Ulster will apply irrespective of whether such a deal ... [+]

Haulier info sites go live across the country

The Department for Transport has opened 45 information and advice sites across the UK to help hauliers prepare for the end of Brexit transition. The COVID-secure sites, which are located at key motorway service stations and truck stops, offer hauliers one-to-one training on the new ‘Check an HGV’ service and upcoming ... [+]

Prepare for clearance now, says Quality Freight chief

Quality Freight managing director Sebastian Gardiner is urging importers and exporters to prepare robust customs clearance procedures ahead of 1 January to avoid unwanted delays. As the Brexit transition period ends, customs clearance for goods moving between the EU and UK will become mandatory, regardless of whether there is a ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for Brexit ferry boost

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called on the country’s government to support new ferry services to offset the risk from a No Deal Brexit to the landbridge route between Ireland and mainland Europe across the UK. Responding to the launch of an Irish Maritime Development Office’s (IMDO) report, general manager  Aidan Flynn, ... [+]

Logistics UK signs customs decs deal

Logistics UK (formerly FTAS) has signed a partnership with customs declarations expert AEB, to help members prepare for new trading conditions with the EU. Members will gain discounted access to AEB’s software platform to make it easier to process goods as they transit to and from the EU: Logistics UK head ... [+]

Border pass to speed Eurotunnel freight post-Brexit

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight is introducing a new Eurotunnel Border Pass for its freight customers as part of its Brexit preparations. The virtual wallet shares information needed for border crossings between the transporter and Eurotunnel, and then between Eurotunnel and the border authorities. It is secure and digitised, and the ... [+]

Remember, remember the fifth of November – Multimodal Brexit seminar

The next Multimodal Connect webinar will take place on 5 November on the subject of Brexit - the Tactics : Quick Wins, Tricks of the Trade and Mitigation.With the prospect of a last minute Brexit deal still hanging by a thread, importers and exporters are still unsure as to what ... [+]

Firms stockpile ahead of Brexit

Brexit is already impacting the freight market with many companies stockpiling goods in the UK in preparation for delays at the border in early January 2021, reports forwarder Woodland in its latest bulletin. Demand is expected to continue to increase prior to the end of the transition period on 31 ... [+]

Updated – More tweaks for Northern Ireland trade?

The government proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol that will govern customs checks on goods moving to or from the province after Brexit in the Internal Markets Bill published on 9 September. In contrast with the earlier agreement with the European Union, the new bill proposes that there would be ... [+]

Ports welcome fast-track planning for Brexit

The British Ports Association has welcomed a new Special Development Order for key council areas that will fast track the planning processes for Brexit-related border infrastructure at and around ports. However, it warns that there is still a lot to be done in a short time. BPA chief executive, Richard Ballantyne ... [+]

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