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FREIGHT BUSINESS JOURNAL ISSUE 1 2020


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Consolidators and NVOCCs The unsung heroes of the industry p.15


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P&O Ferries has released the fi rst offi cial images of its new ‘double- ended’ 230-metre long super- ferries due to go into service between Dover and Calais from 2023. They will cut fuel use by 40%


through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion while a heat recovery system will further reduce their carbon footprint. A power management system will close down parts of the ship when not in use.


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A group of logistics operators, forwarders and other shippers has set up a new group to meet the challenges posed by Brexit at the end of the year, warning that the UK will face a serious shortage in customs know-how when it leaves the European Union at the end of the year. The Customs Clearance


Consortium (CCC) has been created as a joint venture by


the Oakland Invicta arm of food logistics company Oakland International and Robert Hardy, who formerly worked for Dover customs clearance agent, Motis. It aims to provide a solution for logistics companies tasked by their customers with getting goods customs-cleared aſt er the UK leaves the European Union. According to CCC’s prospectus, Customs


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two bridges on the ship eliminate the need to turn vessels while a revolutionary new shape of hull for the English Channel and azimuth thrusters increase manoeuvrability.


declarations will increase fi ve- fold aſt er Brexit and existing agents do not have the capacity to handle the work-load while in Ireland the number of declarations is set to increase twenty-fold. Irish agents reported that they were already ten times over-subscribed in the lead up to the expected Brexit ‘cliff edge’ in October 2019. Robert Hardy, who is


operations director of the consortium explained: “With Brexit coming, we saw that there was a shortage of clearance


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agents – but not many people with an appetite to get involved in it. The industry needs agents, but there just aren’t any available.” Companies were also


reluctant to train staff in customs work because of the uncertainty over the Brexit date, until recently, said Hardy. CCC members pay a set


monthly fee which is used to create customs clearance capacity in the form of staff


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