2017 Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 1
Apr 4th, 2017
Background factors in Q1
Q1 is traditionally a quieter period after Christmas and this quarter has followed that normal pattern, although volumes are taking more time to get back to normal than in previous years. A continuous period of calm in Calais following the removal of the migrant camp there has added to the downward price pressure as more carriers return to their UK routines without interruptions and delays.
Fuel prices have stabilised after the previous quarter, which saw a continuous rise in fuel costs. Finally, we seen some currency movement, with the pound weakening versus the Euro from around €1.18 to around €1.15, which can flow into the rates paid by GBP customers.
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