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December 14, 2020 BDP Newswatch Brexit

U.K. And EU Will Keep Negotiating As Brexit Deadline Looms

With a hard end-of-year deadline looming, the U.K. and the European Union will continue negotiations to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Sunday.

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Trucks at Warehouse

December 11, 2020 BDP Newswatch Brexit

EU offers six-month no-deal 'lifeline' to hauliers on UK ECMT permits

Europe’s ‘no-deal’ contingency planning has extended a lifeline to anxious hauliers of a six-month delay on the need for driver permits, in exchange for UK reciprocity.

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December 1, 2020 Brexit

Port of Rotterdam warns of no transport if Brexit paperwork incomplete

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.

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Maersk shipping containers

November 24, 2020 Brexit Ocean Freight

More misery for UK importers: Maersk hikes haulage tariff on Brexit Day

Maersk has announced plans to increase its import haulage tariff for the UK and Ireland on 1 January, as freight rates continue to spike by “crazy” amounts.

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October 28, 2020 Brexit

Brexit border software developers warn of delays

The Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS) said its members could not guarantee delivery because officials had failed to give it details and direction for the project.

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