Will Brexit drive BMW to airfreight?

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German car manufacturer BMW will turn to airfreight only “in extremis” for new car launches. The company told Irish state broadcaster RTÉ that it had beefed up its logistics to include airfreight options as part of contingency plans to prepare itself for Britain’s exit from the European Union

BMW, CEO Harald Krueger told RTÉ: “We have taken measures to secure supply routes by air.”

While BMW hopes that Britain will remain part of the common market, the Munich-based carmaker is making plans to prepare for a possible hard Brexit,

A spokeswoman for the company declined to add anything to Krueger’s comments. She said: “There is nothing further we can add to the comments made by Mr Kruger. However, for background guidance air freight would only be used as an ‘in extremis’ measure.”