If you are importing goods to the UK from overseas, then the chances are that you will benefit from a customs clearance agent. Unless you already possess the in-house knowledge to get items into the UK via Harwich without them being held up by customs officials, then hiring a customs clearance agency to help you will be a wise move. At Barrington Freight, we provide just these sorts of services in the port of Harwich, known officially these days as Harwich International Port.
Harwich is one of the biggest ports on the North Sea coast. As it has plenty of so-called Ro-Ro services on offer, it is a favoured port for many haulage companies who use it to get goods into the UK’s primary distribution hubs in the Midlands via the A14 trunk road. Many of these services connect the Essex coast to continental Europe. Harwich also has a ship-to-shore gantry crane service on offer which means it can also serve as a container port for handling general cargo. Consequently, customs clearance at the port could mean dealing with imports from the Far East as well as countries within the European Union.
Either way, importers without the necessary expertise in customs clearance procedures can fall foul of HMRC inspections that will either result in their goods being delayed on their way into the UK or being impounded.
The good news for importers that want to use routes into the UK via Harwich International Port is that Barrington Freight’s operations team has a wealth of professional experience to draw upon. Located in Essex, we are ideally placed to manage customs clearance work in Harwich. Indeed, because we are also a freight forwarding firm, we can operate as your customs clearance agent as well, taking care of all aspects of your consignment’s progress from the moment it leaves your supplier to the moment it arrives at your warehouse. Furthermore, our customs clearance work is also geared up to meet the needs of dropshipping businesses, whereby goods imported into the UK through Harwich will be forwarded directly to the customers who initially placed orders for them.