Following President Trump’s announcement of strict travel restrictions for 30 days, from Europe to the US, in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus, PML - the global perishable cargo specialists – have advised that a solution is available to overcome this dramatic turn of events.
Donald Trump announcing the Schengen area travel restrictions on Wednesday. Photograph: Doug Mills/Bloomberg
The new rules, which go into effect on Friday 13th, at midnight, are directed at the 26 European states in the Schengen area but does not include the UK or Ireland.
Nick Finbow, Sales Director at PML commented, “We recognise the major concerns this will cause for so many of our clients but for us it is very much business as usual.
"European companies, or companies with a European base that are looking to send their goods to the US can forward their cargo to the UK and we will seamlessly send the consignment onto the US.
"Similarly, if a cargo is scheduled to return from the US back into Europe, we can receive the goods into the UK, undertake all the necessary customs clearance checks and deliver to the desired European destination.
"The restriction applies to people, not goods and with our established expertise in transferring cargo, we have the capacity to enable the continued transportation of goods to and from the US.”