A semi-automated, deep-sea container ship terminal, London Gateway is a large port located in the Thames estuary close to the Essex town of Thurrock. Due to its convenient location in the Southeast region and with close proximity to the UK’s capital city, imports via London Gateway are conducted every day of the week with container ships from all over the globe. With no fewer than 60 automated stacking cranes and 180 transaction bays for lorries, London Gateway also boasts the longest railway terminal in the UK. As such, whether your business is importing goods through the port for an onward journey by train or road, London Gateway has plenty to recommend it.
However, goods can be delayed on their way into the UK if the importation paperwork and associated licensing arrangements are not in good order. Customs clearance agents must be licensed to operate both in the UK and with the country the goods have been exported from. Since London Gateway handles some huge container vessels from the Far East, Africa, Australia, India, North and South America, as well as continental Europe, importers should ensure their chosen customs clearance agent has all of the required licensing in place. This is exactly what we can offer at Barrington Freight.
As a reputable Essex-based freight forwarding firm, Barrington Freight can also offer British importers first-rate customs clearance services when their imports arrive at London Gateway. Our approach means that both aspects of getting goods from overseas suppliers into the country are handled together. In short, we don’t just deal with hauliers, carriers and insurance firms on your behalf to make sure your imports arrive in the UK on budget and on time but we also ensure no undue delays are caused once they get to Britain.
All too often, UK importers find that they do not have the necessary skills to ensure commodity code declarations or VAT payments are made correctly or on time. At Barrington Freight, we have this know-how in-house and can make sure your importation documents are right even before they start to be unloaded at the port. Why run the risk of having your imports through London Gateway impounded or delayed by an HMRC official who isn’t satisfied your paperwork is in good order? We can take care of all aspects of your inbound freight requirements from the moment they leave their country of origin until they have arrived safely with you.