Logistics providers are working with government to keep freight moving by air, sea and on the roads.
The Chief Executive of the British Ports Association said he hopes UK ports will only be closed in “extreme circumstances” and that ports are co-operating with the government to ensure ports remain open for imports of food, supplies and resources.
The European Commission has issued new guidelines to ensure freight movements continue, especially for crucial goods such as food supplies, medical supplies and protective equipment.
The Commission requests that “member states should designate priority lines for freight transport.”
The road freight industry has seen a 20% decline in activity internationally.
There had been a 0.7% growth of global container volumes from 2019, but this has already been counteracted by the reductions in volume.