Innovating far and wide
While we’re proud to be one of the UK’s largest independently owned and operated logistics companies, we’re equally proud of the many international partnerships we’ve built over the past 68 years.
By working closely with clients from far and wide we’re able to continuously expand our thinking and widen our skillsets, which ensures everyone associated with our business continually pushes forward. Furthermore, it provides a chance to take on board best practices from around the world, enabling us to endlessly enhance and advance our approach and stay ahead of the competition.
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Our international logistics services include:
- Daily import and export
- Daily express and economy
- Cross-trade courier services
- Global coverage to and from all ports
- Import and export
- Project cargoes
- Full container and consolidation services
- Refrigerated containers
- Import and export
- Daily trailer services
- Dedicated vehicles
- Export customs
- Berth-side warehousing at Tilbury
- Transit shed
- Wet and dry bonds
- Bulk storage
- On-site rework and manipulation
Are you Brexit Ready?
The Brexit transition period ended on the 31st December 2020 at 11 pm and brought significant changes for the industry. The following information will help your business with these changes.
If you would like further information on our UK Customs facility, please speak with one of our advisors.
Q. Is your business Brexit ready?
A. The Brexit transition period ends on the 31st December 2020 and brings significant changes for logistics and supply chain operations, with customs formalities required on all goods moving between the UK and EU.
Many businesses in the UK that trade with the EU will need to submit customs declarations and security filings for the first time.
Q. What is an EORI number?
A. EORI number is short for 'Economic Operators Registration and Identification Number’ and is a unique number throughout the European Union, it is assigned by Customs to a company or persons for import and export.
An EORI number is required if you move goods from Great Britain and any other country.
If you need assistance to apply for an EORI number, then please get in touch. Alternatively, this can be done via the government website.
Q. What is Postponed VAT accounting?
A. Postponed VAT accounting (PVA) - from 1 January 2021
The Brexit transitional period comes to an end on 31 December 2020 and various changes come into effect from 1 January 2021. One of these changes is the introduction of postponed VAT accounting. This will affect you if you are a VAT-registered business and you import goods into the UK, particularly if you do not use duty deferment.
Under postponed VAT accounting, you declare and recover VAT on the same VAT return. This is beneficial as it means that you do not have to pay the VAT upfront and recover it later. Normal VAT rules continue to govern what can be reclaimed.
You can use postponed VAT accounting from 1 January 2021 if your business is registered for VAT in the UK and you import goods into Great Britain from anywhere outside the UK or into Northern Ireland from outside the UK and the EU.
There are no changes to the VAT treatment of goods moved between Northern Ireland and the EU, or in the way in which the VAT is accounted for.
Q. What is required on the commercial invoice?
A. The invoice must include all the below information.
- Invoice needs to be raised and invoiced to the full address
- The Importer’s EORI number
- A contact name / Telephone Number with an e-mail address for the Importer.
- A full and proper description of goods with HS codes.
- The packing declaration (Number of Pallets with Dimensions)
- The Gross and Nett weights