If the UK does ultimately leave the EU with no deal in April 2019, then customs formalities will be required for movements between EU & UK. The Government has estimated there would be an extra 200 million customs declarations per year.
The Road Haulage Association said that yesterday’s trial (Monday 7th January 2019) of a contingency traffic plan for Dover port was “too little, too late”. It is difficult to argue with their logic as only 89 trucks took part in the trial – Dover port handles about 10,000 trailers per day.
Delays at Dover / Calais are anticipated to equate to between 15-20 miles of queues based on an additional 2 minutes dwell time per truck at the border.
John Good Logistics has its own weekly direct Container groupage service from Istanbul & Izmir to Felixstowe port, thereby avoiding the anticipated congestion at Dover.
Our weekly sea freight services from Istanbul and Izmir offer fast transit times of around eight days, shipping by sea from Turkey is usually suitable for most needs and offers an excellent alternative to road transport and delivers significant reductions in freight costs. Sea Freight transits are similar to current road freight transits with port to port in around 8-9 days and door to door in 14-16 days.
John Good Logistics has its own offices in Istanbul & Izmir, our Less than Container Load (LCL) services mean you don’t need to fill an entire container, you share a container with other customers, making shipping by sea a much more affordable option. We are the only Company offering this weekly container groupage service from Turkey. Upon arrival in the UK, the LCL cargo is unloaded as a priority at our Warehouse in Felixstowe for urgent onward delivery anywhere in the UK.
We also offer weekly Full Container Load (FCL) services to and from all major Turkish ports.
Here are six key advantages:
- Customs Clearance at Felixstowe rather than Dover
- Cost Savings
- Reliable & Fixed Transit Times to UK
- Cargo Safety
- Environmentally Friendly
- Deliveries / Fixed Schedules
Where can I find more information?
With a dedicated team of experienced professionals in Turkey, we offer in-depth, specialist knowledge of the market, including business practice, and are fully informed about the latest developments which may influence trade.