The third-largest seaport in the UK, Teesport is an extremely important one for numerous UK importers. The deep-sea bulk terminal facility at Redcar Ore Terminal, part of the Teesport operation, accounts for many imports in any given year but general importers will often see their goods arriving in the UK via one of the two Teesport container terminals at the port. These handle approximately half a million containers every year. Furthermore, Teesport has several roll-on, roll-off ferry services which road hauliers will often use to connect the Northeast region with continental Europe. Ferries arriving at Teesport will have crossed the North Sea to complete journeys that began in either Zeebrugge or Rotterdam.
Consequently, customs clearance services for imports via Teesport are crucial for British importers. This is the case for container vessels that may have entered the UK from China and other big economies in Asia. It is also now the case that customs clearances in Teesport are required for ferries and container ships that have come from European ports. HMRC is obliged to make similar checks on imports from the European Union these days since the UK left the EU’s single market. Although it is technically possible for importers to complete their own customs clearance work, it is often more advisable to turn to the expertise on offer from Barrington Freight instead.
At Barrington Freight, we have extensive experience in working as professional customs clearance agents in Teesport. We have the necessary accreditations and licenses to act as customs clearance agents in the port regardless of your consignment’s country of origin. This is not something every freight forwarding firm can say because such licenses frequently have to be updated and refreshed in order to comply with the latest international regulations. As such, we will help to make sure your imports are not unduly delayed at Teesport when they are checked by British customs officials. In short, we’ll help to make sure all of your declarations are in good order and ready to be presented even before your goods arrive in the port.
It is also worth noting that as well as our assistance with VAT, commodity code and excise duty declarations, we operate as freight forwarders. With the two services combined under one roof, our clients will be able to get a fully rounded service. Not only will your imports pass through Teesport unhindered but their journey to the port and their onward travel from it will be expedited in the most efficient manner possible.