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Brexit worries UK chem industry

As the prospects of a ‘ hard Brexit ’ gather pace , the UK ’ s chemical growth of their businesses . industry has voiced its concerns about the future .

In September , Professor John Manners-Bell , chief executive of consultancy Members of the Chemical Business Association ( CBA ), representing the key Transport Intelligence ( Ti ) was asked to testify to the House of Lords ’ EU players in the UK ’ s chemical supply chain , have responded negatively to the External Affairs and Internal Market Sub-Committees ’ inquiry into UK ’ s trade Brexit decision in a survey of members . in goods and services post-Brexit . CBA ’ s chief executive Peter Newport said : “ As far as our member companies The UK ’ s supply chain and logistics industry faces an uncertain future . A are concerned , the continuing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit vote is long period of negotiation will mean that it will be several years before the unwelcome . Our survey shows that the main impact of the decision has been country ’ s relationship with its largest single trading partner , becomes clear . to weaken business optimism and damage investment intentions .
Manners-Bell gave his views on which sectors he believed would be most “ CBA members do not believe that Brexit will deliver any significant changes affected by leaving the Single European Market ; the merits of the future trade to the industry ’ s regulatory framework and they are convinced that the costs models which could be adopted and highlighted the potential opportunities . of regulatory compliance will continue to rise ,” he added .
He referenced other successful trade agreements which the EU had developed Some 66 responses were received to CBA ’ s Brexit Survey , representing more in recent years and called on the UK Government to be assertive and than half of the association ’ s membership . confident in negotiations . The main findings of the Brexit Survey were that 56 percent of member Following on from this , Manners-Bell wrote a whitepaper : What will Brexit companies were less optimistic about the prospects for their businesses post- mean for the UK Supply Chain and Logistics Industry . The paper examines Brexit - only 9 percent of respondents were more optimistic . future trade scenarios and supply chains within logistics markets and
A significant minority of companies ( 29 percent ) have reduced their industries . investment plans as the result of the Brexit referendum result – just 12
One of the insights shared in the whitepaper focuses on future trade percent of respondents planned to increase their investment plans over the scenarios and their potential impact on supply chains , highlighting the effects next three years . of different types of trade regulations and their relative significance in supply More than three-quarters of companies ( 79 percent ) did not expect the chain planning . industry ’ s regulatory framework to change significantly as the result of Brexit , Manners-Bell commented : “ When addressing the issue of the UK ’ s future while some 95 percent of respondents expected the cost of regulatory role in global supply chains it would be easy to become pre-occupied by trade compliance to increase or remain the same during the next three years . relations . This would be ill-judged as in many respects supply chains have Some 36 percent of companies expected their employment levels to rise already left trade policy a long way behind . When supply chain managers over the next three years , consistent with the pre-Brexit findings of the CBA ’ s make decisions , tariffs and non-tariff barriers are not at the forefront of their Supply Chain Trends Survey . minds . Inventory levels , risk , product quality , transport availability and even As for the benefits of being in the EU , more than half of all respondents ( 58 ethical and environmental factors these days are significantly more percent ) believed the EU has made a positive commercial contribution to the important ,” he stated .
The Brexit vote is weakening business optimism and damaging investment intentions in the UK ’ s chemical supply chain
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Green light for Certas Liverpool HGV site

Planning permission has been granted for a new 24 hour

HGV refuelling facility at Port of Liverpool , UK , thanks to a partnership between Certas Energy and Peel Ports Group . Port of Liverpool is one of the largest and most diverse ports in Britain . Its current traffic and anticipated growth through investment make it a good location for the new refuelling site , Certas says . Ground works and construction will begin imminently to develop a state-of-the-art facility for up to eight HGVs at the same time . High speed pumps will be combined with advanced data collection , fuel monitoring equipment and filtration systems . Located at the main entrance to the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal and adjacent to the new Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal , which is part of Peel Ports ’ £ 750 million investment programme across the North West , the bunker site will add convenience for current port users as there will be no need for
drivers to divert off route to refuel ; they can refuel on entering or leaving the port , saving time as they proceed to their onward destination . Paul Williams , director , Certas Energy , commented : “ This is an exciting opportunity for Certas Energy and we are really pleased to be working with Peel Ports on this development . Our long-term lease not only demonstrates our continued investment to expanding our national refuelling network , but also highlights our commitment to supporting the continued economic development of the city of Liverpool . We look forward to the HGV refuelling site opening in early 2017 ”. David Huck , Peel Ports port director , added : “ This new facility will add value to our customers and provide a convenient and costeffective location for HGV drivers to refuel their vehicles . Planning permission is a key milestone and we look forward to working with Certas Energy to provide a convenient new service to our port users .”
Artist ’ s impression of the planned Certas HGV refuelling site at Port of Liverpool
BULKDISTRIBUTOR www.bulk-distributor.com November/December 2016 Est. 1990 Your single information source for bulk and semi-bulk logistics Tank Containers • Flexitanks • IBCs • Drums • FIBCs • Bulk Liners • Road Tankers • Loading/Bagging • Bulk Logistics • Cleaning & Repair Depots • Components IN THIS ISSUE Shipper 2 Intermodal 4 Tank Containers & Tankers 7 Technology 9 Components 10 Chemical Industry Clusters 12 Industrial Packaging 13 Flexitanks & Bulk Liners 17 Logistics 18 Terminals & Storage 19 Managing Editor: Neil Madden neil@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +33 (0)3 88 60 30 68 Associate Editor: Stuart Qualtrough stuart@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 Digital Content Editor: Anna Wright newsdesk@ bulk-distributor.com Advertising Director: Anne Williams anne@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)20 854 13130 Business Development: Jonathan Hibbert jonathan@andpublishing.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 Circulation: Berni Chetham berni@andpublishing.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 © Ashley & Dumville Publishing Ltd Brexit worries UK chem industry A s the prospects of a ‘hard Brexit’ gather pace, the UK’s chemical industry has voiced its concerns about the future. Members of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), representing the key players in the UK’s chemical supply chain, have responded negatively to the Brexit decision in a survey of members. CBA’s chief executive Peter Newport said: “As far as our member companies are concerned, the continuing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit vote is unwelcome. Our survey shows that the main impact of the decision has been to weaken business optimism and damage investment intentions. “CBA members do not believe that Brexit will deliver any significant changes to the industry’s regulatory framework and they are convinced that the costs of regulatory compliance will continue to rise,” he added. Some 66 responses were received to CBA’s Brexit Survey, representing more than half of the association’s membership. The main findings of the Brexit Survey were that 56 percent of member companies were less optimistic about the prospects for their businesses postBrexit - only 9 percent of respondents were more optimistic. A significant minority of companies (29 percent) have reduced their investment plans as the result of the Brexit referendum result – just 12 percent of respondents planned to increase their investment plans over the next three years. More than three-quarters of companies (79 percent) did not expect the industry’s regulatory framework to change significantly as the result of Brexit, while some 95 percent of respondents expected the cost of regulatory compliance to increase or remain the same during the next three years. Some 36 percent of companies expected their employment levels to rise over the next three years, consistent with the pre-Brexit findings of the CBA’s Supply Chain Trends Survey. As for the benefits of being in the EU, more than half of all respondents (58 percent) believed the EU has made a positive commercial contribution to the growth of their businesses. In September, Professor John Manners-Bell, chief executive of consultancy Transport Intelligence (Ti) was asked to testify to the House of Lords’ EU External Affairs and Internal Market Sub-Committees’ inquiry into UK’s trade in goods and services post-Brexit. The UK’s supply chain and logistics industry faces an uncertain future. A long period of negotiation will mean that it will be several years before the country’s relationship with its largest single trading partner, becomes clear. Manners-Bell gave his views on which sectors he believed would be most affected by leaving the Single European Market; the merits of the future trade models which could be adopted and highlighted the potential opportunities. He referenced other successful trade agreements which the EU had developed in recent years and called on the UK Government to be assertive and confident in negotiations. Following on from this, Manners-Bell wrote a whitepaper: What will Brexit mean for the UK Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The paper examines future trade scenarios and supply chains within logistics markets and industries. One of the insights shared in the whitepaper focuses on future trade scenarios and their potential impact on supply chains, highlighting the effects of different types of trade regulations and their relative significance in supply chain planning. Manners-Bell commented: “When addressing the issue of the UK’s future role in global supply chains it would be easy to become pre-occupied by trade relations. This would be ill-judged as in many respects supply chains have already left trade policy a long way behind. When supply chain managers make decisions, tariffs and non-tariff barriers are not at the forefront of their minds. Inventory levels, risk, product quality, transport availability and even ethical and environmental factors these days are significantly more important,” he stated. The Brexit vote is weakening business optimism and damaging investment intentions in the UK’s chemical supply chain Bulk Distributor is published by Ashley & Dumville Publishing Ltd Caledonian House, Tatton Street, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6AG, United Kingdom www.bulk-distributor.com To advertise or contribute please email anne@bulk-distributor.com or newsdesk@bulk-distributor.com FEATURES IN THE NEXT ISSUE Tank Containers Components China Green light for Certas Liverpool HGV site P lanning permission has been granted for a new 24 hour HGV refuelling facility at Port of Liverpool, UK, thanks to a partnership between Certas Energy and Peel Ports Group. 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