The Refugee Crisis

The Refugee Crisis has dominated the news coverage of the last weeks and months in Europe.

But though this seems to be mainly a humanitarian problem, the crisis has started to affect the logistic companies too.

Countries have started to reactivate their border controls and intensivate their checking, effectively putting an end to fast and free travelling or transport among those countries and the achievements of the Schengen-Agreement.

This has caused a rise in the costs of land transportation and a reduction in the timely predictability and thus its competitiveness compared to e.g. Air Freight.

This shows impressively how important the Schengen-Agreement is to the overland logistics and the logistic sector in general.

It also demonstrates how vulnerable the logistics sector is to political difficulties and external influences in general.

By: Nicolas Eberhardt

Reference: The Load Star

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