Whether you are shipping a container to an overseas port via the A14 trunk road at Felixstowe or want a shipment to access one of the roll-on/roll-off ferry services at the port, Barrington Freight is on hand to provide you with expert customs clearance work. All exporters based in the UK must make export declarations and be registered to do so with an EORI number when shipping goods via the Port of Felixstowe to any international destination. This includes the 16 or so sailings per week to the Port of Rotterdam from Felixstowe because the Netherlands is, of course, an EU member state.
Bear in mind that completing customs paperwork is often technical and can lead to unnecessary hold ups at the border if it is not fully complete or contains errors. That’s why having expert customs clearance agents, like Barrington Freight, complete your paperwork for you can be so beneficial. We’ll make sure that you have made the right declarations in terms of commodity coding and so on so that customs officials have no reason to delay your shipment(s) as they make their way onto container vessels or truck-carrying ferry services.
We will handle the technical side of your paperwork including the master reference number that will be needed so that your shipment can arrive without any hold ups in your expected schedule, thereby helping to keep your customers in Europe and beyond happy.
Given how much trade goes on between the UK and the rest of the world through the Port of Felixstowe, it is important to make sure that your goods are ready to be shipped onward as soon as they arrive there. We will advise you of what you need to do if any export licences or certificates will need to accompany your consignment given the rules that may apply to certain classes of goods.
We also have extensive experience with the operations of customs officials at the Port of Felixstowe as well as the National Export System that is used by exporters to notify HMRC of exports. We’ll be able to advise you when the government’s Customs Supervised Export (CSE) simplification system is appropriate to use and when it is not. In short, we will make sure your goods continue their onward journey by road as soon as possible by getting them over the North Sea rapidly in the first place.