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P&O Ferries launch new Calais to Tilbury freight route 
 
P&O Ferries have launched a new ro-ro service between Calais and the London Port of Tilbury. The service which started on the 23rd September is aimed to offer a new option for unaccompanied freight and to help maintain customers supply chains in the event of a disorderly Brexit. 
 
For more information on the new service click on the below links. 
 
 
 
If you have any transport requirements for goods coming from or going to Europe, please contact our dedicated Transport team who will be happy to help talk through the services we can provide to help your supply chain. 
 
Transporting goods between the UK and EU in a no-deal Brexit 
 
The government have published information for hauliers and commercial drivers transporting goods between the UK and EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Please see the below link for further information. 
 
 
If you are looking to transport goods between the UK and EU and would like to discuss your options, please don't hesitate to contact us. A member of our team would be more than happy to help give you advice on the various options available to you and how we can help every step of the way. 
 
Get ready for Brexit 
 
The UK Government have announced that the UK will leave the European Union "come what may" on the 31st October. Whilst this has been fiercely debated in Parliament over the past week with calls for an extension to Article 50, the Prime Minister has stated he will not ask for an extension. 
 
We understand that our customers may well be feeling confused about what direction the UK is going in and whether there will be a deal agreed or whether the UK will leave with a no deal on the 31st October. 
 
There has been very little information published about how to prepare for Brexit until now.......  
 
INTRODUCTION OF REMOTE CONTROLLED YARD CRANES (RTGS) AT THE PORT OF FELIXSTOWE 
 
Over the past few months the Port of Felixstowe have been installing and testing their new remote controlled yard cranes. Having been asked to provide vehicles to help test them, we have seen first hand the benefit these will have to the ports operations in the future. 
 
While these are still very much under trial we have been told that they are looking to roll out the remote control aspect of these cranes in the 4th Quarter this year if all goes to plan. 
 
For more information and to view some of the helpful demo videos they have produced please click on the below link. 
 
 
 
RHA Publish paper on preparing for a no deal Brexit 
 
Dare we say it....the B word? There is no hiding from it Brexit is coming! In the same way winter was coming in Game of Thrones, it will effect all of us. The Government has announced we will be leaving the European Union on the 31st of October "WITH OR WITHOUT A DEAL". How true that is we cant say but we believe that we all need to be prepared as best we can for every outcome. This week the RHA have published a paper on preparing for a no deal Brexit, we have included the link below for you if you wish to read through it. 
 
 
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can help with your shipping or haulage requirements post Brexit, please get in touch. 
 
This week OOCL announced they would be introducing additional verification checks on hazardous cargo being shipped. For more information please see the below link. 
 
 
As well as this OOCL also announced the withdrawel of an Asia - Europe sailing due to expected low demand. Please see the below link for more information. 
 
 
If you would like to discuss how this may affect your shipments or to discuss any future shipments we can assist with, please get in touch with our dedicated Sea Freight team who will be happy to help. 
 
On Thursday the US President Donald Trump announced that the US would impose further tariffs on goods imported from China into the United States from 1st September 2019 following ongoing negotiations between the two countries. Please see the below links for further information. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A huge congratulations to the Piekarski Family. After 12 years of living and working hard in the UK and a few rollercoaster months to say the least, they have been granted British Citizenship.  
 
Karol worked for Prologic for nearly 8 years and was a valued member of our team and well and truly part of the Prologic family, but unfortunately and reluctantly from his behalf he had to leave for personal reasons. Despite this Karol remains a close friend and will always be a part of our family. 
 
We couldn't be happier for the whole family and wish you all the best as British Citizens! 
 
Congratulations to Tomasz!! Our longest standing driver with over 10 years service. We want to say a big thank you to Tom for all of his hard work over the years and we look forward to working with him for another 10 years! 
 
Tomasz started with us and had very little experience but over the years he has become an integral part of our team and is now one of our lead drivers. 
 
We hope you (or your daughter) enjoy the new iPad and the additional holiday earned and well deserved for your loyalty and hard work. Thank you very much from all at Prologic! 
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