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A new shipping route from EU to the UK

Thea Jacobsen | 15. Mar 2019
2 minutes read

The NHS and DHL have set up an alternative shipping route from the EU to the UK, in case of a hard Brexit. The MIXMOVE software will be used to connect the different operations.

An expressway through Belgium

The UK has been preparing for a potential no deal Brexit. Actions need to be taken in order to secure the flow of goods across the border from the EU. Among the companies who are preparing for a no deal outcome, is the National Health Service. The NHS provide a wide range of health services in the UK and it is vital that they have access to certain medicines and medical equipment. 

In the case of a no deal scenario, freight traffic may experience long delays due to increased border controls. These delays can prevent essential medicines from getting to their destination on time.

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The NHS have established a logistics hub in Belgium in order to minimise the risk of significant delays of medical supplies. DHL will operate this new shipping route.

In the hub, the MIXMOVE software will be used to connect all suppliers to the expressway. The software also ensures full utilisation of all transportation resources. MIXMOVE enables monitoring of all movements of the cargo from origin to destination, providing complete visibility for the suppliers and NHS.

Only one week after receiving the order from NHS, MIXMOVE completed the initial implementation. The first suppliers have already started to connect to the system and have registered both company and products. 

This new shipping route is Amazon´s latest challenger. Their entry into Europe has shifted the balance of power in the transportation industry, which previously has been characterized as slow-moving concerning innovation and digitalization. Many transportation companies still operate with different systems which are not interconnected with each other, causing a great deal of manual handling. The MIXMOVE software is an alternative to Amazon, but unlike them, we provide an open, collaborative network.

 

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