The consequences of Brexit for carriers

News of the 08/10/2018

The establishment of an agreement between Europe and Great Britain becomes less and less obvious and a "hard" Brexit would have significant consequences for carriers.

Each year, the ports of Calais, Dunkirk and the cross-Channel fixed link are used by 4.2 million trucks. If an agreement is not reached between Great Britain and Europe, a more radical separation would then be put in place. This "hard" Brexit would restore customs controls as before the creation of Europe.

Customs control times would be doubled and the number of staff needed to be increased by 250 to ease the situation. This would have many consequences, for example the creation of approved structures, and it would take two years for all of this to be operational.