10 February 2021

Brexit Update

After several weeks of Brexit transport to and from the United Kingdom (UK), we at Mainfreight are trying to optimize the process even further. Unfortunately, the clearance process on the UK side is still causing delays in the delivery process. We anticipate this by driving to several depots, spread throughout the UK, in order to limit the delays.

We also see that recipients/importers in the UK do not always cooperate immediately. We then do not receive the correct information to take care of customs clearance. To help our colleagues in the UK and to speed up the process, we would like to ask you to have your consignee/importer of the shipment sign this Letter of Empowerment in advance. You can mail the signed Letter of Empowerment to uk@nl.mainfreight.com.  

Finally, before you book the shipment with us and submit the data to us, check that your invoice and packing list meet all the requirements and that the data in the digital shipment is the same as the data on the invoice/packing list so that we can further take care of declaring your goods. To know what information must be on your invoice and packing list, you can download the completed checklist here.


We have completely updated our Brexit website with the latest information. Here you will also find the Brexit presentation that answers the most frequently asked questions.  In addition, you can find more information about transport to customs countries on the website of the European Commission (trade.ec.europa.eu/access-to-markets/en/content).

Do you still have questions or would you like to talk further about the Brexit? Please contact your account manager or our customs team at brexit@nl.mainfreight.com.

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