English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

Freight cost of Channel crossing rises 1-2 percent

PRESS RELEASE

August 10, 2015: Rhenus Logistics UK, one of Britain's leading freight forwarders, has warned that freight prices could rise significantly in the next few weeks, unless the ongoing crisis at Calais is resolved.

David Williams, managing director of Rhenus UK, is concerned about the operational impact the French strikers and migrant incursions is having on UK import and export trade.

Williams said: "Having coped with Operation Stack for several weeks now, we're seeing drivers resigning from this route, due to the stress of queuing for hours and the hassle of getting through the port. In addition, the risk of stowaways and the potential for fines and involvement with the authorities is a huge disincentive for both drivers and hauliers to continue with the Calais option.

"The decision by drivers to step away from this route has already seen a number of freight businesses introducing surcharges of between 1-2 percent. The rise in costs - due to increased fuel bills, man hours and required rest breaks – is now becoming a very serious issue for the logistics industry."

While Rhenus continues to resist passing on these costs to its customers, it confirmed that the company cannot continue to soak up additional operating costs for much longer. "Without a rapid and practical conclusion to this situation, unavoidable freight prices will rise across the board," added Williams.

He concluded that other export route options, on the North Sea and western channel, simply do not have enough capacity to cope with demand created by the problems at Calais.

Williams said: "While there has been a fair amount of exaggeration from businesses wanting to make a political point about the Calais situation, things are now getting serious. The Calais crossing is operational, but the exodus of drivers will inevitably force prices up."

Rhenus Logistics UK is based in Manchester, with an additional 12 facilities in the UK and Ireland. Specializing in all modes of freight forwarding, road, rail, air and sea transport, it provides services to the automotive, FMCG, hazardous cargo, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

More News

Written on 27/06/2017, 21:12
three-in-a-row-from-john-deereNEU-ISENBURG, Germany: June 27, 2017. time:matters, the Lufthansa Cargo urgent delivery subsidiary, has won its third consecutive award from John Deere...
Written on 26/06/2017, 14:42
freightweek-news-update-week-26MIAMI: June 27, 2017. Avianca Brasil has begun a daily A330 service Miami from São Paulo - its first passenger route to the U.S. and only its second...
Written on 24/06/2017, 17:49
delta-and-korean-expand-partnershipATLANTA/SEOUL: June 23, 2017: Delta Air Lines and Korean Air are to create a trans-Pacific joint venture for passenger and cargo services. Subject to...
Written on 23/06/2017, 17:12
airlines-show-they-careSINGAPORE: June 22, 2017. Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo, United Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have won DHL's 'Carrier Award for Reliability and...
Written on 23/06/2017, 15:27
a-good-week-for-qatar-airwaysDOHA: June 23, 2017. Notwithstanding a list of political demands on Qatar from some of its neighbors today, Qatar Airlines CEO Akbar Al Baker appears to...
Written on 22/06/2017, 21:24
project-cargo-gets-new-liftLE BOURGET: June 22, 2017. Lockheed Martin launched its latest commercial variant of the ubiquitous Super Hercules transport – the LM-100J – at the Paris...
Written on 20/06/2017, 21:31
us-500-million-for-hybrid-airshipsPARIS, June 20, 2017. Hybrid Air Freighters (HAF) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships for US$500 million...
Written on 20/06/2017, 19:03
ethiopian-adds-more-b777-freightersLE BOURGET, France: June 20, 2017. Ethiopian Airlines is adding to its fleet of six B777 freighters with the purchase of two more with a list price of...
Written on 19/06/2017, 13:44
freightweek-news-update-week-25BUCHAREST: June 22, 2017. Albalact – Romania's largest dairy company – has renewed its contract with Tibbett Logistics to provide delivery of dairy...
Written on 13/06/2017, 22:19
emirates-sky-cargo-begins-luxembourg-serviceDUBAI/ LUXEMBOURG: June 13, 2017. Emirates SkyCargo began its first weekly B777 freighter service to Luxembourg this week as part of its strategic...
Written on 13/06/2017, 21:31
cma-cgm-to-buy-maersk-s-mercosul-subsidiaryCOPENHAGEN/MARSEILLE: June 13, 2017. A.P. Møller – Mærsk has confirmed the sale of its Mercosul Line subsidiary to CMA CGM to avoid market dominance...
Written on 12/06/2017, 13:37
freightweek-news-update-week-24PORT ELIZABETH, NJ: June 15, 2017. The Ocean Alliance has begun its first weekly U.S. East Coast Loop 3 service with a call by the 8,700 TEU capacity CMA...
Written on 09/06/2017, 21:41
antonov-makes-last-minute-andean-liftMENDOZA, Argentina: June 07, 2017. Antonov used an AN124-100 in late May to move mining equipment weighing a total of 24 tonnes from Santiago, Chile to...
Written on 08/06/2017, 22:41
turkish-cargo-gets-the-word-out-and-the-business-inISTANBUL: June 08, 2017. Turkish Airlines has reported a gross profit of US$117 million on revenue of US$1.93 billion for Q1 2017 as the contribution...
Written on 08/06/2017, 20:37
customs-and-air-cargo-belgium-to-share-visionBRUSSELS: June 07, 2017. Belgian Customs and sector representative Air Cargo Belgium have agreed to "execute a common vision concerning the optimization...
Written on 08/06/2017, 19:40
schiphol-pharma-gateway-adds-abcAMSTERDAM: June 07, 2017. AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has become the second airline and 14th member of the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) initiative...
Written on 07/06/2017, 15:47
ups-suspends-pick-ups-for-qatar-as-embargo-continuesATLANTA: June 06, 2017 UPS has informed its customers that direct import and export to and from Qatar is not be possible, following the decision by...
Written on 06/06/2017, 19:00
maskargo-boost-to-malaysia-ecommerceKULA LUMPUR: June 06, 2017. MASkargo has begun a five times weekly A330 freighter service between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KIA), Kota Kinabalu...
Written on 06/06/2017, 15:51
delta-and-aeromexico-sign-transborder-agreementATLANTA/MEXICO CITY: June 06, 2017. Delta Cargo and Aeromexico Cargo have signed a sales, operations and marketing agreement to develop the transborder...
Written on 05/06/2017, 14:21
freightweek-news-june-05-09MARSEILLE: June 09, 2017. CMA CGM is to introduce a new box service linking the East Mediterranean, Djibouti, Gulf, Pakistan and India. Read...

- powered by Quickchilli.com -