Wednesday, May 10, 2017

British Freight Forwarding and Warehouse Groups Gather for Brexit Logistics Update

Discussion on Current Topics in Meeting for in UK Supply Chain Stakeholders Next Week
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UK – Next week will see a gathering of logistics professionals at an event devised to investigate and update those in the supply chain on a number of common current issues affecting their activities, including the potential, and likely, effects of Brexit. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) and United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) have organised the meeting to update their respective members on a variety of topical issues that operators should be aware of.

With regard to the UK's impending exit from the EU, the event will focus on the preparations that any company can undertake now to prepare for possible revised Customs and Excise procedures post-Brexit, whilst issues related to risk management in the new technology-driven logistics world, as well as the industry’s skills agenda and apprenticeships, will also be addressed.

The event, which will be held at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor, on Thursday May 18, 2017, starts at 15:30 and concludes with a drinks reception and the thorny topic of supply and demand within the logistics property market will also be discussed at the meeting. BIFA Director General, Robert Keen observed:

“There is still huge uncertainty about what the Brexit implications are for trade. We have heard all sorts of ‘facts’ and figures, but have tried not to speculate too much. Nonetheless, it is important that we consider the impact that the various Brexit scenarios might have on international trade and on the freight forwarding, warehousing and logistics companies that underpin that trade.”

Anyone who is interested in attending can find out more information on the BIFA and UKWA websites.

Photo: Many in the freight community fear a return to the old ‘hard’ borders post Brexit.