Are you ready for Brexit?


 

Download our white paper

 

To make sure things keep running smoothly after Brexit, you’ll need to take action. But Brexit might just present itself as a business opportunity. Why not just change the game by looking at transport differently? Let Brexit be your motivator to re-evaluate your supply chain. Download our whitepaper and find out how. 

 

 

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Find out why Brexit is your business opportunity

Use Brexit as an opportunity to re-evaluate your supply chain. Unaccompanied transport is probably the way to go. Read all about it in this white paper.

 

“Brexit creates new opportunities. The modal shift from accompanied to unaccompanied transport in particu­lar, puts Port of Antwerp, as the second-largest port in Europe, at the advantage to become the gateway to and from Europe for the UK and Ireland.” Wim Dillen, Brexit task force president, Antwerp Port Authority
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Discover all shortsea services to the UK and Ireland from Port of Antwerp.

Port of Antwerp offers British and European shippers and forwarders a sustainable and reliable transport alternative to road haulage, so that each day – also after Brexit – cargo reaches its final destination just-in-time.

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Port of Antwerp is ready for Brexit

Ever since the British Brexit referendum in 2016, Port of Antwerp’s Brexit taskforce has worked with all stakeholders – including Belgian Cus­toms, the Belgian Food Safety Agency and major port community and business representatives – to make sure we can tackle the challenge. We have appointed Justin Atkin, Port of Antwerp representative in the UK to keep an eye on the situation in the UK and Ireland and to build our network. We have informed shippers and forwarders during roadshows the UK and Europe.

 
 
 
 
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How to prepare for Brexit customs regulations

  1. Register for an EORI number. EORI stands for ‘Economic Operators Registration and Identification’ and you need it as an identification number in all customs procedures.
  2. Assess whether your business is ready to continue shipping to the EU:
    • Do you have staff that’s trained in customs matters?
    • Do you have the technical capacity and know-how?
    • Do you know where your goods are coming from?
  3. Check how customs declarations on import and export will affect your supply chain. What’s the impact on your finances, your stock, your IT systems?
  4. Make sure what customs facilities you can make use of. Consider if you want to submit the necessary declarations yourself or if you’d prefer to hire a third party agent.
  5. In case you choose to do it yourself, you will need to buy software that lets you interact with the customs authority. Check out what NxtPort suggests to digitize your supply chain.  
  6. For more information and a handy checklist, check out the European Commission’s Customs Guide for businesses.

 

 

Want to know if you should take the leap?

Just take the test below: if you answer 'yes' to three or more questions, you should definitely switch to shortsea transport.

 

Do you operate a time critical 'just-in-time' supply chain? No / Yes

Do you ship perishable goods or pharmaceuticals? No / Yes

Do you have warehousing and cash flow to build a resilience stock? No / Yes

Are you concerned about the impact of border friction to your supply chain? No / Yes

Will delays in your supply chain effect your ability to meet contractual obligations? No / Yes

 

 

Port of Antwerp supports you to rethink your supply chain. We’ll assist you in every step.

 

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Check out the scenario below and where to find more information

 

 

Supply chain from UK to Europe

 

Supply chain from Europe to the UK

Departure in warehouse of origin (UK-Doncaster)

 

Find your UK forwarder with expertise in bringing your freight to a third country in the EU.

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Departure in warehouse of origin (BE-Meerhout)

 

Find your Antwerp forwarder with great expertise in customs declaration and shipping documents such as summary declaration, Temporary storage declaration, follow-up declaration, cargo release and fytosanitary documentations.

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Transport towards UK Port

 

Find out which transport mode is best suited to get from the warehouse of origin to the UK port. Get in touch with the Freight transport Association.

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Transport towards Port of Antwerp

 

Find out which transport mode is best suited to get from the warehouse of origin to the Port of Antwerp. Check your intermodal connections on the connectivity platform.

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Arrival in UK Seaport (Immingham)

 

Choose your port of origin and check the list maritime connections to Antwerp.

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Arrival at Port of Antwerp terminal

 

Choose your port of origin and check the list maritime connections to Antwerp.

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Transport to the Port of Antwerp by shortsea shipping

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Transport to the UK (Port of Hull)

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Arrival at the port/customs declaratio

 

Choose your partner to store the cargo, handle it or strip the container in our company guide.

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Looking for warehousing capacity in Belgium?

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Arrival at the port/customs declaratio

 

Choose your partner to store the cargo, handle it or strip the container.

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Looking for warehousing capacity in the UK?

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Choose mode of transport to the hinterland

 

All Antwerp terminals are trimodally connected to the European hinterland. Barge, rail and truck connections bring your cargo smootly to any corner in Europe. Find out which transport mode is best suited to get from Antwerp to your final destination.

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Choose mode of transport to the hinterland

 

Find out which transport mode is the best suited from the port to the warehouse.

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Arrival in your warehouse

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Arrival in your warehouse

 


Ask our Brexperts

Want to know how Port of Antwerp can help you get the best out of Brexit? Get in touch with one of our Brexperts:

Justin Atkin

Justin Atkin

Port Representative for UK and Ireland

 

 

justin.atkin@portofantwerp.com

T: +44 (0) 1472 347300

M: +44 (0) 7740 928590

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Tineke Van de Voorde

Tineke Van de Voorde

Accountmanager Shippers & forwarders

 

tineke.vandevoorde@portofantwerp.com

T: +32 3 229 66 78

 

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Wim Dillen

Wim Dillen

Brexit Task Force President

International Development Manager

 

Wim.dillen@portofantwerp.com

T: +32 3 229 65 92

 

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