Cardiff Airport (CWL) – or Maes Awyr Caerdydd, as it is also known in Welsh – is a passenger terminal that also serves as Wales’ principal air freight hub in the capital. It has rail links via the Vale of Glamorgan passenger line but most cargo is forwarded via the A4232 to the M4 motorway while a proposed expansion of the railway serving the airport is under review. With ground handling operations that can operate over any 24-hour period and the ability to unload ocean-going sea containers, the airport is ideal for British importers who are looking for a route into the UK that offers speed and flexibility.
In terms of importation facilities, Cardiff Airport has both long and short-term storage options on site as well as secure warehousing. That being said, the majority of importers using the airport will want their goods to continue their onward travel into Wales and the rest of the UK without any further delays. In this regard, Barrington Freight’s expertise with customs clearance work at Cardiff Airport is second to none. Our agents will work with you to ensure that all of your customs declarations are in good order so that your consignment(s) can pass through the international border without any undue setbacks.
At Barrington Freight, we work diligently to help our clients get their paperwork in good order long before their imports arrive in Cardiff. This way, HMRC officials will be able to clear their consignments for the next stage of their journey. Without the right documentation and declarations, however, goods can be delayed and even impounded if problems are not rectified. Why take the risk when we have all of the expertise you need to draw upon?
Whether we are dealing with consignment codes for finished products or parts, we will make sure that the right ones are used so that customs officers are clear on what the importation paperwork states. We can also help with all of the VAT and excise duty declarations that may need to be made depending on the class of goods you happen to be importing through Cardiff Airport. Even better, we also operate as a freight forwarding firm. Given that our operations team handles both types of work, you can relax while we take care of the entire process, from negotiating with international freight operators to preparing your goods for clearance when they land.