As Brexit draws closer the team at PSP Logistics is preparing for what could be a monumental change to the way we move freight between the UK, Europe and beyond. Currently the Free Trade Agreement allows freight to move freely between the UK and the EU, but that agreement may soon be ending which could mean that all freight entering and leaving the UK could be subject to new customs regulations and tariffs.
An external trainer was brought to PSP Logistics to educate the operations team so everyone can confidently use the CHIEF system (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight). The CHIEF system records the declaration to Customs of goods by land, air and sea. It allows importers, exporters and freight forwarders to complete customs information electronically, and automatically checks for entry errors. PSP Logistics has also purchased Customs Port Badges for Southampton, Portsmouth, London Gateway, Tilbury, Chatham, Belfast and Felixstowe Port. This means the company can Customs clear containers and LCL freight coming in through these ports. Surprisingly there are not many clearance agents in the region so PSP Logistics will be providing this much sought-after service to other freight companies and UK importers.
Managing Director Frank Dixie said “Although we are still no further along with Brexit than we were 3 years ago, we know that on 31st October there could be some huge changes affecting our industry and we are determined to be prepared for every eventuality. We are a very important part of the supply chain and need to make the transition as smooth as possible for our clients. We are educating all our employees so we can offer this expert service and remain confident that we and our customers will not encounter any delays or errors.”
For more information please call the office and speak to Mike or Chrissie.