Port of Rotterdam warns of no transport if Brexit paperwork incomplete

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Starting Jan. 1, 2021, U.K. shippers importing or exporting goods via the Netherlands will have to notify a digital system for processing containers through large ships and ferry terminals, Port of Rotterdam Spokesperson Leon Willems said at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency roundtable discussion Monday.

If users fail to complete digital paperwork, their trucks will be sent to an emergency truck parking area to complete their application, Willems said.

The Customs Administration of the Netherlands expects a 20% to 30% increase in declarations for imported and exported cargo following Brexit, according to Roel van 't Veld, the agency's Brexit coordinator, and is "expecting to add around 25% in volume," he said.

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Source: Supply Chain Dive