Title: Risks of illegal migration and associated damage to transport companies. The case of the corridor France-UK

Authors: Aidas Vasilis Vasiliauskas; Virgilija Vasilienė-Vasiliauskienė; Margarita Marija Lietuvnikė; Ieva Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė

Addresses: Studies and Research Management Group, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Šilo st. 5A, Vilnius 10322, Lithuania ' Logistic and Transport Management Department, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania ' Logistic and Transport Management Department, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania ' Research Centre, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Šilo st.5A, Vilnius 10322, Lithuania; BRU-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon, Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract: There were over one million unauthorised immigrants, refugees entering Europe in 2015. A long-time frame for assessing asylum applications or frequent rejections, encourage refugees to migrate illegally by intruding land vehicles to cross the border of their chosen European country without being noticed. The intrusion of illegal immigrants into road freight vehicles to cross borders without being noticed has caused a great deal of damage to the international freight transportation companies. This article presents results of the study aimed at assessing problems caused by illegal immigrants to European road freight transport companies operating in the corridor France-UK.

Keywords: illegal immigrants; European migrant crisis; road freight transport; supply chain; supply chain risks; France; UK.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10023025

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2019 Vol.11 No.3, pp.289 - 304

Received: 20 Feb 2018
Accepted: 22 Apr 2018

Published online: 04 Nov 2019 *

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