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UK Haulage Crisis: RED ALERT Please Read

Updated: Sep 8

Due to the current haulage crisis, AWL faces significant difficulty in providing our usual high service levels. We request that our customers please read the following explanation and thank you for your understanding at this time.


The UK now has an estimated shortfall of more than 65,000 HGV drivers. This, combined with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, increasing fuel prices and a hike in the cost of global supply chain movements, has created the perfect storm.


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The combination of events has created a perfect storm for the UK haulage industry

Advantage Worldwide is now under substantial pressure to satisfy the demands of both our customers and partners overseas. As a result, AWL and our hauliers are having to increase rates or introduce surcharges to cover costs. In some instances, we unavoidably have to pass on quay rent or demurrage charges due to the current congestion at all UK ports.


As we continue our drive to ensure we maintain our high levels of service by satisfying all requirements, we are asking for your patience at this time.


With UK deliveries in mind and with driver shortage at the core of pressures, it would be extremely helpful if our customers are able to provide a degree of flexibility when receiving containers and/or goods in.


It would be extremely helpful if our customers are able to provide a degree of flexibility when receiving containers and/or goods in

In this current climate, it is not always possible to provide or maintain an agreed day or time due to the delivery pressures the industry is experiencing. Your understanding and willingness to work with us to get through this period would be much appreciated.


Our import team members are always available to provide updates or answers to your questions.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to them while they do their utmost to continue to provide the high levels of service you would expect.



We really do appreciate your understanding and your support during this time.

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