Because the port is conveniently located close to London at the mouth of the River Medway, it is easily accessed via the A2 in Kent. As such, it is a staging point for numerous road-exported goods that are making their way from the Southeast – as well as other parts of the UK – to ports like Moerdijk in the Netherlands.
However, in common with other ports in the UK, customs officials are obliged to make extensive checks on goods that are passing through the port. Part of this is to ensure that only allowed goods are being exported, of course. In addition, HMRC officials need to check that the accompanying export declarations have been made correctly. If they have not or need to be amended due to changes, consignments will be held up at the port and won’t get to their intended destination as quickly as they otherwise should. In the worst cases, customs officers can even impound goods indefinitely while problems with customs clearances are resolved. All of this costs time and money, of course. That’s why the customs clearance agents at Barrington Freight can prove to be so invaluable in handling exports via Thamesport.
Why take the risk of letting your customers down with a late delivery because of a paperwork issue that we can take care of? Please bear in mind that customs clearances are often technical administrative processes and you won’t necessarily have the required level of know-how in-house even if you have handled exports through Thamesport before. Speak to our operations team about how we can make your exportation process much more streamlined and efficient.