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Robert.Jervis_43227 Oct 08

How ports are enabling the supply chain of the future

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Insight from Mark Whitworth of Peel Ports
Now, more than ever, businesses need the confidence that their supply chains can cope with whatever the economy and the world throws at them.

Over the last few months, ports have played a pivotal role in ensuring the UK remains fed, fuelled and supplied with key medical products.

As the primary gateways for goods entering and leaving the country, ports understand first-hand the immense challenges ahead.

Forward-thinking operators also understand the importance of building supply chain strategies that are agile and resilient enough to withstand whatever comes their way, including adopting more sustainable practices to reduce CO2 emissions and costs.

While the full economic effect of the pandemic and the impact of our future relationship with the EU is yet to be realised, the one thing we know for certain is that it will irrevocably change the UK’s role in the global economy and global trade.

Resilience will need to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds over the next 12 months, as new border arrangements governing the flow of goods between the UK and the EU and indeed between Britain and Ireland come into place. Business need to be prepared for this well in advance of January 1st.

For more, and to read the White Paper, please click here