Palletways has created an import and export customs clearance site at its hub in Nijmegen in The Netherlands in order to avoid delays to shipments after Brexit on 1st January 2021.
The Nijmegen hub is now licensed through Palletways parent company the Imperial Group to carry out import and export clearance for goods coming into and leaving Europe. Palletways said that all hub employees had received in-depth training on how to handle import and export goods.
Rob Gittins, Managing Director of Palletways UK, said: “Despite Brexit creating a number of challenges for logisticians to overcome, it has also acted as a catalyst to make the supply chain more flexible.
“We’re confident we have the infrastructure, expertise and local knowledge in place to guide our members and customers through this period of change.
“The Nijmegen hub was selected for its strategically close location to the UK mainland and for its access to central and Eastern Europe, as well as the in-depth customs knowledge that is helping to position the business as the first choice for international palletised freight.”