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Customs Clearance Imports to Southampton

Cost-effective imports to Southampton

The Port of Southampton is well-known as a passenger terminal but it is also a significant location for cargo movements, both imports and exports being handled on a daily basis.

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Customs Clearance Imports to Southampton

No fewer than four deep-sea container ships can be berthed in Southampton’s port at any one time, so the port is a significant one for UK importers of goods from the Far East and Europe. Bulk cargoes of various kinds pass through the Port of Southampton in great quantities. The container terminal is the second busiest in the entire country.

As a port that is geared up for container imports, British firms receiving goods through it need to make sure that their custom clearance operation is up to scratch. For many importers, this will mean appointing customs clearance agents in Southampton with local working knowledge of the port and the way HMRC functions there. Although some importers may choose to do their own customs clearance declarations, this can often be a false economy, especially given the various licensing arrangements that need to be updated around the world to ensure goods are imported without undue delays once they arrive in the UK. At Barrington Freight, we have the know-how to provide all UK importers with goods arriving at the Port of Southampton with a professional customs clearance operation.

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Expertise with Custom Clearance Imports to Southampton Port and Freight Forwarding

When it comes to customs clearances in Southampton, Barrington Freight’s operations team is here to help ensure that all of the necessary payments and declarations are made even before your container arrives in the port. This might mean ensuring your VAT declarations are in good order, for example, or arranging for excise duties to be paid. We are also very experienced with making the right decisions about which HMRC commodity codes to use since certain classes of goods can sometimes fall into more than one category. All of this should result in a quicker movement of your consignments from the Port of Southampton so they make their onward journey to you or your customers without being held up.

Furthermore, because we also operate as freight forwarders, we can help to make sure your imports get to you in a cost-effective manner. By dealing with carriers from the point immediately after you have placed an order with your overseas supplier, we will be on hand to ensure your delivery gets to the UK as quickly and with as little outlay as possible. At Barrington Freight, our customs clearance work in Southampton and our freight forwarding services are provided under one roof, affording you an economy of scale and a single service provider for both types of work.

We are friendly, easy to work with, honest and we do not charge the earth.

With the right accreditations to handle customs clearance work in Southampton from countries all over the globe, there is no better firm you could choose to act as your agents in the UK. Why not ask us more about how we provide exemplary customs clearance services by calling on 01268 978660.

Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
2024-04-23
Simon Pool from Barrington freight was very helpful and door to door service to S.Korea was excellent, pick up and delivery services on time. I highly recommend Barrington Freight for air cargo services. Thank you Simon and the team! Kay
Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner
2024-04-03
The team at Barrington where incredible at delivering our goods on-time despite the new Brexit regulations on goods being imported. We even didn't pay tax on the returning shipment coming back to German.
Drewit Studio
Drewit Studio
2024-03-25
Brilliant service. Extremely helpful, and they supported us all the way through the process of transporting goods to mainland Europe, which for anyone who hasn't done that before can seem quite daunting. Would definitely recommend using this company.
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
2024-03-22
Working with Barrington was brilliant. They really looked out for us, tackling our tough shipping/freight requirements keeping us informed at every stage of the process. Thank you
James Ayre
James Ayre
2024-03-21
kept up to date with all progress, i know they had a particularly troubling time with import customs messing up paperwork but sorted all that out for me. highly reccomend will use again
Peter Seal
Peter Seal
2024-03-08
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
LOFT&VINTAGE Kft.
LOFT&VINTAGE Kft.
2024-03-02
We are very satisfied, we would like to thank the team for this with an awesome rating! They handled the delivery of a very sensitive, valuable, gigantic pallet for us at a fair price and without any problems. I mean, out of 4 companies, only they were able to undertake it. Nothing is damaged! We recommend the company to everyone :)
Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
2024-02-06
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
2024-02-04
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.
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Barrington Freight Ltd,
Bowden House,
Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX
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