Navigating New UK/EU Customs Regulations: Highlights from Multimodal 2024

Multimodal 2024 set a new attendance record from June 11th to 13th, 2024, at Birmingham’s NEC, with visitors flocking to the event.


Key sessions focused on demystifying the evolving UK-EU customs regulations, a critical topic since Brexit. The introduction of the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) adds further complexity, requiring UK businesses to report greenhouse gas emissions for high-carbon imports.

Michael Boulanger and Anne Samson from RM Boulanger highlighted how UK exporters can turn CBAM challenges into opportunities. Discussions also covered the UK government’s ambitious target to grow rail freight by 75% by 2050. Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General for Rail Freight Group, led a panel that addressed the capacity and capabilities needed to meet this goal.

Over 140 speakers from renowned organizations like Unipart, Boohoo, Kingfisher PLC, and Amazon shared insights on sustainability, technology, and customs requirements. Event Director Robert Jervis praised the comprehensive speaker line-up for leaving no stone unturned in addressing industry challenges and opportunities.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of Transaid, will visit the event on June 13th, emphasizing the importance of the logistics sector in international development. Multimodal 2024 has proven to be a pivotal event for industry professionals to connect and network.

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