Congestion and obstruction new reality?

A serious shortage of truck drivers in the UK

07 October 2021

Transport Uk(4)

News United Kingdom

It is all over in the news. The UK faces logistical problems as a result of the a serious shortage of truckdrivers.

Since Brexit foreign truckdrivers are not welcome anymore. Complex legislation makes it less interesting for truck drivers from the EU to work in the United Kingdom.

The consequence is logistical hiccups in the supply chain. This has led to a shortage of fuel supply, problems in food distribution and stacking of loaded containers in the UK Ports.

Backlog of containers transport causes overloaded container terminals which might even lead to a blockade for new entries to the United Kingdom.


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How is MelkwegFritom handling your containershipments in the UK?

With our fleet of 500+ tankcontainers we make use of all possible modalities. By sea we transport bulk liquids to and from the UK and Ireland.

For many years Melkweg|Fritom relies on the use of local transport companies. Due to this long term relationship our partners know  exact the importance of in-time deliveries. Besides making use of this external network, Melkweg|Fritom also makes use of its own trucks in the UK to cover the demand of transport of our isotankcontainers. This setup guarantees a minimum of delays.

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Out of our hands;

Due to congestion at the Port terminals waiting time is unavoidable. This has a direct effect of the daily productivity of our trucking capacity and the overall planning. Our operational team does its very best every day again to change and optimize plans and inform all parties involved about their shipments ETA to make sure that further additional costs can be avoided. It is their top priority!

Do you want to experience our bulk liquid transport to or from the United Kingdom? Please contact our sales manager for the region UK/Ireland.


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Ab Doorenbos

Ab Doorenbos
Sales Director