Fresh Clear’s modular rates allow you to choose a
combination of services bespoke to your needs.
Our services are built around the needs of our clients with expertise in the management of customs clearance for cargo travelling by sea or road (RoRo), plus the onward delivery of containers and breakbulk goods within the UK.
We’re here to ensure that your shipments move through UK ports as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our team are happy to discuss our services with you, these includes arranging deliveries from port, optional use of our deferment account to pay customs duties, and free vessel & container status updates.
Prior to commencing any new business, our team will evaluate your specific requirements for imports and / or exports. We’ll then explain the formalities, timeframes involved, and documentation required e.g. commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading / CMR, customs declaration form and preference certificates (EUR1, AIS / PPECB). The objective of the onboarding process is to help you to plan effectively and minimise risks associated with port delays. If you are importing via deep-sea ports our customer care team will work collaboratively with you to plan your cargo collection and distribution.
We have market-leading expertise in moving FMCG perishable goods so understand completely the need for efficiency and speed in customs clearance. To support this we offer a PEACH & IPAFFS pre-notification service (for plants, plant products, and products of animal origin (POAO)), providing a cost effective solution to this obligatory requirement. If you import organic-certified goods, we can assist by submitting any pre-notifications (if required) to the relevant Port Health Authority. We can also arrange for your original certificates of inspection (COI’s) to be endorsed.
Beyond perishables, we carry out customs entries for conventional cargo, bonded, controlled & regulated items, and those that are subject to quotas. Fresh Clear can help you understand your duty and VAT liabilities and can make payments to HMRC on your behalf.
It’s common for inspections to be required at British ports, potentially from the UK Border Agency, Port Health, APHA or HMI. This can delay the clearance of your cargo, however prompt and accurate data entry by our experienced team will prevent unnecessary hold ups. The procedures in place at Fresh Clear means that we will notify you if your goods are flagged for inspection, we can make changes to your deliveries, and keep you up to date on the status of your cargo. Our objective is to always minimise the impact of a delay through effective communication and planning.
In practice, this means that very costly demurrage charges are mitigated or avoided altogether.
Haulage is provided by RHA or Logistics UK (formerly known as FTA) registered hauliers, simply pass your instructions to our transport co-ordinators and they will arrange your delivery. This co-ordinated and efficient approach saves our clients time, and importantly the cost savings can be significant. It’s why many of our customers choose to use our comprehensive managed solutions.