| Investment in the latest technology allows us
to clear your consignment through customs from one location
here in Sheerness, Kent.
The ports covered by our links are as follows :-
|| (EPU 065)
The seven locations listed make up the majority of seafreight
customs clearances in the UK and whilst your cargo may not be
listed as one of these, it is highly likely that in fact they
will be as not only do these locations represent that actual
ports, they also cover many other locations in each surrounding
area. If you would like confirmation of a particular dock, wharf,
shed or location please contact us [email protected]
Once we have prepared your documentation and sent it electronically
to customs, at this stage it can take a number of differing
‘Routes’ , these routes denote how fast your goods
will clear through the customs red tape, a brief explanation
of these are listed below.
This is a full documentation check whereby customs require sight
of your original paperwork for a detailed check of the declaration,
this can take up to 12 working hours to clear, the time starts
from when customs receive your paperwork ( after we present
it to them ).
This is a customs examination as well as document check, customs
require your original paperwork before they request the container
be presented and out-turned for examination.
There is no time limit allocated to this routing as customs
are usually reliant on the port service providers to present
the container / goods however they do try to keep this examination
prompt where possible.
This route sees clearance being given within approximately 10
minutes, customs still require us to present your original paperwork
but we have 24 hours to do so. Although it can clear within
10 minutes on the system, certain checks have to be made by
ourselves and procedures followed afterwards therefore an average
time for these types of clearance is 1 hour.
Instant clearance, again usually within 10 minutes of the declaration
Customs do not require presentation of paperwork to the customs
house with this routing however we are obliged to keep the original
documentation on our files for possible scrutiny at a later
date. As with route 3, an average overall time for clearance
is approximately one hour.
Should your consignment take one of the routes whereby customs
require the original paperwork before clearance is granted,
we have a daily courier service to each of the customs sites
listed above, customs will be in receipt of your paperwork usually
the same day that we prepared the documents.