Could Brexit mean a boost for air freight?

Feb 8th, 2019

Could Brexit mean a boost for air freight?


As businesses across the UK, and indeed the rest of Europe, await to hear the latest Brexit deal, many are speculating how it will impact a variety of industries. Whilst many industries are predicting a rather negative outcome in the short term, experts believe that the air freight industry looks set to thrive if we are to have a no-deal Brexit.

This is largely down to the fact that sea freight may be impacted for a few months following Brexit, leading to more businesses turning to air freight as a result. With delays expected at main UK ports, particularly Dover, in the immediate aftermath following Brexit, in order to ensure deliveries remain efficient and on time, air freight is likely to provide the ideal solution. However, whilst the outlook for sea freight via Dover looks uneasy, experts believe that other ports around the UK may be used as an alternative.

The increase in demand for air freight looks set to be further bolstered by increasing tensions between the US and China, leading to more people choosing air over sea freight to ensure timely deliveries take place.

Brexit uncertainties may be one reason businesses choose air freight over the coming months, however, there are many further benefits of choosing this freight forwarding solution that have been enjoyed by countless exporters over the years.

The benefits of air freight

Just some of the benefits freight forwarders gain from air freight:

> Fast transit times

> Easily transport goods worldwide

> High level of security with cargo

> Less packaging required

> Ability to track and trace cargo at each stage

With high levels of expertise in both air and sea freight, our qualified team are on hand to support you throughout the freight forwarding process. By analysing your requirements, in addition to the current freight forwarding climate, we are able to make informed recommendations so that you receive the ideal solution. Contact our team today to discuss your requirements.

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