Logistics UK comment on announcement of UK / France border reopening

Wednesday 23 December 2020

Following the announcement that the UK / France border is due to reopen tomorrow morning (23 December 2020), Elizabeth de Jong, policy director at business group Logistics UK said:

“On behalf of our members, the businesses which transport all the goods and services the economy needs, we are relieved to hear the UK/France border will soon be open.  It is now vital that COVID-19 testing procedures be stood up fast to ensure drivers can be processed and get home for Christmas safely.  The backlog of traffic across the region will take time to clear so hauliers should wait for further news before travelling to Kent.”

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.