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Brexit pushing up costs of using air freight

Brexit pushing up costs of using air freight

Brexit is driving up the cost to export UK goods using an air-freight method that British companies have relied on to cope with flight bans triggered by a fast-spreading coronavirus strain. According to Bloomberg, Lufthansa has introduced a surcharge on UK shipments sent by truck to airports in the European Union for onward delivery. The fees on so-called flight trucks can add as much as £3,000 to the cost of sending a 20-foot container full of high-value items like urgent documents, electronics, or perishable seafood to places like China or Japan.

Read more: The Mirror


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