The transition phase will be a thing of the past in a few days. Given this, the logistics operator has reinforced its equipment and is prepared for all eventualities.
Brexit is over and the transition phase will be a thing of the past in a few days. Regardless of the agreements between the European Union and the United Kingdom, January 1, 2021 will mark a profound change in the transport of goods to and from the UK. One of the companies that has been preparing and informing their clients about this new paradigm for several years is Dachser, who, according to Steffen Wiese, Head of Sales, European Logistics, North Central Europe of the company, “is prepared for all eventualities ".
Customs clearance in the post-Brexit period will condition the transport of goods that will become more complicated, expensive and slow, but Dachser is prepared for the transport between the European Union and the United Kingdom to be carried out in the most efficient way possible. Steffen Wiese adds that, since Dachser has already prepared to attend the different procedures, "the responsibility now rests with the senders", who can find a list of all the processes that they should know on the Dachser website. Likewise, the person in charge states that "Dachser has all its staff available to attend and report on Brexit at any time"
Dachser reinforces internal synergies
Dachser has been preparing for Brexit for several years, having formed an internal team for this project made up of specialists from all areas of the company. The team's job is to study all aspects of Brexit, from customs clearance to IT (information technology), through tracking cargo volumes, traffic routes, and managing equipment and communications. "To prepare for all eventualities, we have invested heavily in creating software solutions to ensure that customs processes are carried out efficiently," explains Steffen Wiese.
In addition to adding resources to the IT infrastructure, the company reinforced the teams at Dachser's UK and Irish offices with professionals trained to deal with customs issues. In addition, the multinational will have an internal team specialized in the management of the different systems, in order to contain additional costs and, together with the different offices, maintain operational synergy. It should also be noted that Dachser has the status of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) in the United Kingdom and in several countries of the European Union, which ensures that the goods are cleared through customs as soon as possible.