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Chief: The Final Frontier

On 30th September 2023 HMRC are set to fully close the CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and export Freight), representing a significant change to how traders and border’s function and operate. This means that if you are an importer or exporter you need to make sure your business is prepared for the changes and that

Getting Ready For CDS: The New Customs Declaration Service.

HMRC are phasing out and replacing the system that is used for the handling of Import and export declarations.  The old system CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) has been in operation since 1994 and required significant improvements to cope with the increased entry requirements post-Brexit and beyond.   HMRC have developed a new

London Gateway Open for Business

After more than a decade of planning the UK’s newest deep sea container port London Gateway is now open. Built by Dubai- owned company DP World at an estimated cost of 1.5 billion the port is capable of handling the largest container ships as well as providing a logistics hub for the 21st century. Despite

New Packing Regulations

The problem of poor packing of inter-modal transport has been an issue for some time and this is set to continue with ever larger container ships set to arrive at UK ports. With so many containers on a single vessel the risk of fire or contamination as well as potential instability presents an ever increasing

Shipping Mergers and Vessel Sharing

The container shipping industry has experienced significant structural changes in the last few years with many of the major players involved in vessel sharing agreements and also potential mergers. The latest of these mergers is between Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV who have signed an agreement that would potentially make them the 4th largest shipping company in

GWT Import and Export Specialists Granted full AEO Status

GWT Import & Export Specialists Ltd application for AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status was approved on 11/11/2016.  An AEO is an economic operator who is considered to be reliable in their customs related operations throughout the European Union.  Full AEO authorisation was granted.  This internationally recognised  quality mark granted to GWT indicates that their role in the