Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has confirmed to The Loadstar that it will not be passing on the cost of Brexit-related security changes on to its customers.

Last week, Lufthansa informed customers that, with EU law no longer recognising trucked cargo from the UK as secure, shipments departing the UK via road feeder services (RFS) for onward flights would be subject to charges of £0.15/kg ($0.20), or a minimum of £17.25.

The German flag carrier said: “We are legally obliged to follow this new ruling,” adding it would be “voicing our concerns to the respective EU ministers”.

Expectations among the air freight community were that this would be part and parcel of the new UK-EU regime, with one source telling The Loadstar that “from what I can see, most carriers will be charging”.

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