At Barrington Freight, we have a wealth of expertise to offer UK exporters who want to ship their items by road through the Port of Dover. Since the UK left the European Union, goods heading to French ports from Dover must be accompanied by an export declaration. In turn, this must be completed correctly or your goods might be held up at Dover and never make their way onto the ferry service you have booked for their onward travel to Calais, Dunkirk and beyond.
Helpfully, the UK government allows you to make use of a customs clearance agent to complete this often complex administrative exercise on your behalf. This is exactly the sort of professional service we offer to exporters who want to trade with their customers via Dover.
Given that Dover is one of the country’s most well-known trading ports, it often surprises exporters how little space there is at the harbour. Consequently, small problems with paperwork can cause a substantial headache if shipments are delayed at the border instead of being loaded onto ferry services. That’s one of the main reasons why you will want to ensure that all of your export declarations are in good order long before your truck or van gets to the port.
Any business that has an EORI number can complete their own consignment declaration, of course, but outsourcing to experts like Barrington Freight often saves time, money and the hassle that comes if in-house errors are made.
Because we deal with UK ports all over the country, we know exactly what to do to keep shipments moving from their departure point in the UK and onwards to the European road network via northern France. This means that you won’t need to hire your own customs specialist to handle your shipments. Put simply, instead of keeping your own staff up to date with all the latest regulatory changes, we can act on your behalf as customs agents at Dover so you only need to pay for the services you require when you need them. Why pay to have your own customs agent in-house when you might only make international shipments a few times a month?