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2021 Supply Chain Planning

2020 has put immense pressure on the logistics industry, as well as global economies in general, with some trade lanes crashing, port closures, container, equipment and driver shortages, lack of flights as well as increased pricing all impacting the movement of freight.

As 2021 approaches, we expect to have to navigate what will likely be a bumpy road ahead throughout the first three months of the new year. Please help us in supporting you as best as possible by familiarising yourself with the below.

The UK transition (Brexit) will likely impact the movement of freight significantly throughout early 2021, as the industry finds a way through the new regulations and possible impact these may have.

Our Brexit team has been working hard to get you Brexit ready and we have already assisted hundreds of you in pre-planning and/or remodelling your supply chains and getting your business ready, confirmed thousands of customs clearances for next year and helped you navigate new and demanding processes.

Please ensure to read up on our Brexit checklist and the ‘Brexit-made-easy’ tools we have and will continue to make available via our Brexit page. You can also reach us here.

Meanwhile, the movement of containers throughout Asia and Southern China regions will continue to be affected, with carriers not considering taking bookings for the UK/Ireland and Europe until well into January 2021.

In order to minimise the impact of the pressures seen both within Asia and the UK, we have a proactive carrier space management programme, own vehicle container and distribution networks in place and our own container unloading and storage facilities. All of this means that Woodland can provide you with a secure supply chain.

In order for us to support you as best as possible in minimising any potential delays, please be reminded to book well in advance of sailings and share your container forecasts where possible to aid in securing space and to minimise delays and disruption.

Our teams will continue to work with you on finding the best alternative solutions to keep your supply chain moving. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Woodland Group account manager or email us here.
Thank you for your continued support.


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