Bureaucracy chaos after Brexit: Schenker does not deliver to Great Britain

Bureaucracy chaos after Brexit
Schenker does not deliver to the UK

After the end of the Brexit transition period, the logistics service provider DB Schenker is facing a bureaucratic challenge. Only a tenth of all shipments to the UK are properly documented. The subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn is now pulling the emergency brake.

The logistics subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker, is temporarily not accepting any new shipments from the EU to Great Britain. The reason is an overload due to missing or incorrectly completed documents, which have been necessary since the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1, the company said. Shipments that have already been posted would continue to be delivered.

"Only around ten percent of the consignments commissioned by DB Schenker are provided with complete and correct papers," the company said in a statement. "On the other hand, there are deficiencies in the documents in the majority of the programs." These cases have to be researched extensively, said DB Schenker. The employees responsible for this in Great Britain could no longer keep up.

Only deliveries from the European Union to the United Kingdom are affected. The movement of goods to the EU, however, does not cause any problems. According to its own information, Schenker processes around half a million shipments from the mainland to Great Britain every year.