“Whilst Brexit negotiations have taken a, recent, positive turn there is still a lack of clarity on the final agreement which is creating a state of nervousness in UK ports. It is clear that we are falling behind on the roadmap for a successful exit strategy – Port technologies are underdeveloped and the delays that are being forewarned seem inevitable. It is imperative that the Port Authorities invest now in infrastructure that improves the efficiency of our Border systems. Supply Chain teams need to act proactively prepare their operations systems to mitigate the impact of these delays. Supply Chain teams need to integrate with digital logistics providers who will have the best connections to Ports and Custom authorities. This will enable firms to adequately manage the additional regulatory burden to prevent delays and keep their business and the UK economy running smoothly.”