BREXIT, the term given to Britain’s pending withdrawal from the European Union, is the most turbulent event to occur in Europe since the Second World War.
While many parts of society and business will be impacted when Britain leaves the EU, few, if any, will be as profoundly affected as the Transport and Logistics sector. While other countries that trade with Britain may be able to focus their attention elsewhere, looking South or East for alternative markets, both our geography and our trading relationships mean that we have no alternative but to deal with it head-on.
Almost every route, every customer and every member of staff will be impacted in some way as a consequence of Brexit. It will certainly lead to challenging times, as business processes and customer requirements endure the consequences and we must adapt to meet those challenges.
As a company DSV has decided to move ahead with implementation of contingency plans on the assumption that there will be a hard Brexit on March 29th.
The lack of clarity around Brexit means that it is very difficult, as a business, to plan how we should proceed. We have some guidance regarding East-West trade but as no firm decisions have been made yet at a political level, the practicalities of many day to day operations remain uncertain.
says Paul Monks, Director Customer Service and Brexit Representative for Ireland.
Sensitivities regarding the border issue mean that government will give no advice as to how things might look in the future and consequently, we can make no plans on how distribution across the island of Ireland might look post-Brexit. While we would like to proceed with an organised and structured plan, this is not always possible and in turn this may lead to us implementing changes and subsequently changing tack again later as rules and regulations become clearer.
In order to keep you informed as much as we can, DSV have now created a dedicated website on this subject, which is updated anytime there is any further news. It also has a FAQ section and some useful links, such as the Government websites for various countries, including Ireland. We hope you will find this website useful and that it will answer some of your questions.
DSV Brexit website
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