German logistics giant DB Schenker informed its customers via email that it has temporarily suspended its services to the UK due to huge bureaucratic burdens.
The letter came just one week after DPD, Europe’s largest parcel network, suspended its road freight service from the UK to Europe for similar reasons. Cross information, Which is a professional magazine created to inform Hungarian freight forwarders and carriers.
DPDgroup mentioned in a newsletter that the difficulty of customs settlement, requests for customs data and new luggage delays delivery, so delivery dates cannot be met, which is not befitting of the company’s image, so delivery in the island country has been temporarily suspended.
DB Schenker’s letter states:
We are forced to temporarily suspend international road transport services from mainland Europe to the United Kingdom, with immediate effect. The agreements adopted under the Brexit agreement have been a huge bureaucratic regulation, especially for the beneficiaries in the UK, with whom we currently cannot deal according to law. Most of their consignees (importer or consignee / consignee) in the UK have never dealt with customs formalities and need further guidance on the new rules (such as confirming the correct ten-digit commodity code, setting up a power of attorney).
We therefore advise you to postpone all shipments until further notice. In addition, please ensure that all paperwork required for customs clearance, such as export and import documents, as well as all consignees, i.e. all direct representation letters and HMRC information, are available for smooth customs clearance.
We try our best to support our customers on both the sender and the future side; Shipping agent and consignees so that they can use our services again as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact your local DB Schenker team for assistance and more information.
The DB Schenker team