2021 in review
2021 has been a year of challenges for the industry and I’m sure we can all agree it’s been a tough few months. However, we have weathered the combined Covid-19 and Brexit storm and came out even stronger as a team and look forward to what 2022 has to offer for CCC.
In the new year, we plan to focus our attention on exciting new investment plans while consolidating our position in the UK and European markets as one of the safest and most trusted logistics partners.
We would like to say a special thank you to our valued customers, partners, agents, and colleagues for your continued support throughout what has been a challenging year for the logistics industry.
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years, and a special shout out to those who will be working on the front line over the festive period, we truly appreciate everything that you do.
Huge fleet investment
We’re thrilled to announce our €4.2m investment plans to expand our fleet by 42 per cent.
We’ll be adding 156 brand new trailers to our vehicle portfolio in the coming months, the biggest single investment since the company was acquired in 2018 by Europa Worldwide.As lockdowns eased and the UK economy bounced back, CCC has never been busier, with a remarkable increase in our daily full and part load consignment traffic volumes over the past year.
It was always a corporate objective to expand our operations within the next year, but we made the decision to bring the timeframe forward because our revised economic forecasts were so positive.
National Driver Day
To celebrate National Driver Day on 9 December in Belgium, we invited our drivers to the depot for a truck wash and a little thank you gift.
Set up by the Belgium Road Transport Association after research showed that only 18% of drivers feel that they receive a lot of appreciation for their job, the day is designed to give lorry drivers the ‘red carpet’ treatment and say thank you for all their hard work.Here’s to all the amazing drivers out there and to the incredibly important work they do!
Is your supply chain prepared for clearance on arrival to the UK?
If you have chosen to delay your Customs declarations for goods imported into the UK from the EU since 1 January 2021, the scheme ends on 31 December 2021.
The government has extended the scheme for a further six months until the end of this year, but this does not extend the deadline for goods already imported – it simply allows declarations for goods to be imported from the EU in the second half of the year to also be deferred by six months in the same way.
The last date to import goods under the deferred declaration scheme is 31 December. After this date, you still have 175 days to do the declaration, but from 1 January 2022, full import declarations will be required at the time of import.
How best to prepare for the changes…
Ensure you have prepared the necessary declarations for submission, review your classifications, and apply the correct preferential statement based on the country of origin to ensure your declaration is compliant and takes advantage of duty relief where possible.
At Continental Cargo Carriers, we are committed to reducing the risk of delays and unforeseen costs to ensure your consignment travels in and out of the UK in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
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