Terror threat: Shippers looking to air cargo
Contingency plans put in place.
Shippers are looking to air cargo as terror threat to cross-Channel services grows
By Alex Lennane
Major shippers in the UK and mainland Europe are drawing up contingency plans to use air freight to maintain supply chain integrity in the case of a terrorist attack on the Channel Tunnel or ports.
Tunnel and ferry services, already struggling from the impact of the French ferry workers’ blockade in Calais and the presence of thousands of migrants, are on high security alert, according to industry sources. One shipper said his company was preparing for the possibility of chartering 747s to keep the supply chain intact, in the event of further disruption.
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