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Bonded warehouses in the UK

Bonded Warehouses In The UK

We receive many calls and enquiries to our office here at Whichwarehouse in respect of how to find a list of warehouses in the UK that offer Customs Bonded storage & warehousing services. As you may well be aware, no such list exists in the public domain. Specialised warehousing in the UK is not as widely advertised as ambient and temperature controlled facilities and therefore contact details are hard to find when it comes to a company requiring bonded storage solutions. Bonded Warehouses In The UK[1]

That s where Whichwarehouse can assist. We have a small number of third party logistics[2] providers in the UK covering various locations who as well as offering ambient and temperature controlled warehouse facilities, can also provide Customs Bonded storage and warehousing logistics services.

HMRC Bonded warehouses

If you import expensive goods into the UK such as electrical items or alcohol you might wish to defer the payment of duty and VAT until you sell the goods. There are specific warehouses available throughout the UK (predominantly located and found near major UK ports) that can assist you with this aspect of your business. This option allows the importer to pass on the cost to their customers at the point of sale (P.O.S) rather than having a large outlay at the time of import. Another reason a company might be seeking a bonded warehouse is if the goods are being imported and then re-exported from the UK where duty or VAT may not be applicable. Bonded warehouses must be approved by HMRC[3] in order to store imported goods or goods that are to be re-exported from the UK. We strongly advise all customers to speak to HMRC if you are looking into wet or dry bonded warehousing as they will be able to provide you with up-to-date information to ensure you have all the facts. The paperwork involved with the procedures and regulations that need to be adhered to can take up to 6 weeks, or more, to process and therefore it is recommended that you put in your applications as soon as possible. This is especially necessary when importing alcohol as companies importing certain alcoholic goods will require a WOWGR[4] licence (Warehousekeepers and Owners of Warehoused Goods Regulations (UK). When filing your paperwork with HMRC you will need to provide details of the warehouse you intend to store your goods in. Therefore again, it is vital that you look into this in plenty of time before you import the goods as you will need all arrangements in place before you can bring the goods to the UK. These links might assist you in your research of bonded warehousing regulations.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/receiving-storing-and-moving-excise-goods
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wine-trade-regulations
http://warehousenews.co.uk/2016/02/customs-warehouse-operators-must-crack-new-code/[5][6][7]

To make your search easier, we are listing the details below of the current 3PL s listed in the Whichwarehouse network who have HMRC customs bonded warehouse space available, so that you might contact them direct to enquire as to how they can assist your business operations. Please refer to Whichwarehouse as the source when calling or emailing.

Bonded Warehouses In The UK

Kings Lynn 175,000sqft dry bond click here[8] for full details and contact info

Coventry 295,000sqft dry bond click here[9] for full details and contact info

Swindon 1 million square foot wet & dry bond click here[10] for full details and contact info

Sharpness 637,000sqft wet bond click here[11] for full details and contact info

Knowsley, Liverpool 138,000sqft dry and wet bond click here[12] for full details and contact info

Epping, Essex 30,000sqft dry bond click here[13] for full details and contact info

Coggeshall, Essex 65,000sqft dry bond click here[14] for full details and contact info

Southampton 250,000sqft wet & dry bond click here[15] for full details and contact info

Witham 145,000sqft dry bond click here[16] for full details and contact info

Ebbsfleet, Kent 150,000sqft dry bond click here[17] for full details and contact info

St Helens, Merseyside 420,000sqft wet & dry bond click here[18] for full details and contact info

Rugby 72,000sqft dry bond click here[19] for full details and contact info

For assistance with any storage, warehousing or distribution requirement please feel free to contact us on 0800 7837842 or email [email protected] and we will be pleased to assist and advise accordingly.

Bonded Warehouses In The UK

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References

  1. ^ Bonded storage & warehousing (www.whichwarehouse.com)
  2. ^ third party logistics (www.whichwarehouse.com)
  3. ^ HMRC (www.gov.uk)
  4. ^ WOWGR (www.gov.uk)
  5. ^ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/receiving-storing-and-moving-excise-goods (www.gov.uk)
  6. ^ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wine-trade-regulations (www.gov.uk)
  7. ^ http://warehousenews.co.uk/2016/02/customs-warehouse-operators-must-crack-new-code/ (warehousenews.co.uk)
  8. ^ here (www.whichwarehouse.com)
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Baltic Sea Freight Index Up On Firmer Panamax Rates

Baltic Sea Freight Index Up On Firmer Panamax Rates

The Baltic Exchange s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Wednesday, helped by stronger demand for panamaxes and smaller vessels. The overall index that gauges the cost of shipping cargoes including iron ore, cement, grain, coal and fertiliser, was up 10 points, or 2.73 percent, to 376 points. The panamax index rose 25 points, or, 5.92 percent to 447 points.

Average daily earnings for panamaxes, which usually carry coal or grain cargoes of about 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes, climbed $200 to $3,593. Among smaller vessels, the supramax index gained 13 points to 399 points, and the handysize index was up three points at 243 points. The capesize index, which had recovered a little on Tuesday after hitting a record low of 161 points on Monday, slipped 2 points, or 1.11 percent, to 178 points.

Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne cargoes, fell $34 to $2,252 on Wednesday. Iron ore shipments account for around a third of seaborne volumes on the larger capesizes.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Apeksha Nair in Bengaluru)

Berkshire Hathaway – BRK.A/B – Analysis And Valuation | Italian …

Berkshire Hathaway. I ve always heard of it as a jewel and now i want to understand whether or not this classification is fair according to my standards.

Page 1 of the 2015 Annual Report:

Berkshire s gain in net worth during 2015 was $15.4 billion, which increased the per-share book value of

both our Class A and Class B stock by 6.4%. Over the last 51 years (that is, since present management took over),

per-share book value has grown from $19 to $155,501, a rate of 19.2% compounded annually.*

And a little bit later:

We ve had experience with both outcomes: I ve made some dumb purchases, and the amount I paid for the

economic goodwill of those companies was later written off, a move that reduced Berkshire s book value. We ve

also had some winners a few of them very big but have not written those up by a penny.

Over time, this asymmetrical accounting treatment (with which we agree) necessarily widens the gap

between intrinsic value and book value. Today, the large and growing unrecorded gains at our winners make it

clear that Berkshire s intrinsic value far exceeds its book value. That s why we would be delighted to repurchase

our shares should they sell as low as 120% of book value. At that level, purchases would instantly and meaningfully

increase per-share intrinsic value for Berkshire s continuing shareholders.

Ok, If this is not clear enough i m going to try to explain. Basically, Buffett is saying this: I ve made purchases, some of them have not been succesful. For every winner, i didn t record positive goodwill in the balance sheet (which is an asset, basically the difference between purchase price and book value of the purchased), but i recognized a loss whenever i had to write the goodwill off the balance sheet. Despite this, i managed to make my book value of 19% compounded for the last 51 year.

This was the first pages of the chairman letter. Now I would like to go into details about what Berkshire Hathaway does and how it does.

Many think that BH is just an holding with no proprietary core business, which owns shares of other companies and collects dividends every year. This is not true. BH owns:

  • BNSF Railway, which accounts for 17% of America s intecity freight in terms of revenues (ton-miles). Last year (2015) revenues are $40B, 1/5th of the BH total revenues with a pretax income of $6.8B.
  • Berkshire Hathaway, two months ago, purchased Precision Castparts Corp for $32B cash. In BH 10-k filing: PCC has become the world s premier supplier of aerospace components (most of them destined to be original equipment, though spares are important to the company as well) . Too early to judge results but PCC reported in 2014 revenues for $9.6B and a net income of $1.7B with a working base of 30,466 units. Not a bad acquisition. Looking forward to see and admire the results.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Insurance & GEICO: insurance divisions which contribute for $40B in the insurance division, and GEICO reports astonishing results every year.

These companies are owned entirely by BH, to not count the many holdings. Just for illustration purposes:

Shares Company % owned Cost (M) Market (M) 151,610,700 American Express Company 15.6 USD 1,287 USD 10,545 819% 46,577,138 AT&T 0.8 USD 1,283 USD 1,603 125% 7,463,157 Charter Communications, Inc 6.6 USD 1,202 USD 1,367 114% 400,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 9.3 USD 1,299 USD 17,184 1323% 18,513,482 DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc 8.8 USD 843 USD 1,291 153% 22,164,450 Deere & Company 7 USD 1,773 USD 1,690 95% 11,390,582 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 2.7 USD 654 USD 2,053 314% 81,033,450 International Business Machines Corp. 8.4 USD 13,791 USD 11,152 81% 24,669,778 Moody s Corporation 12.6 USD 248 USD 2,475 998% 55,384,926 Phillips 66 10.5 USD 4,357 USD 4,530 104% 52,477,678 The Procter & Gamble Company 1.9 USD 336 USD 4,683 1394% 22,169,930 Sanofi 1.7 USD 1,701 USD 1,896 111% 101,859,335 U.S. Bancorp 5.8 USD 3,239 USD 4,346 134% 63,507,544 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2 USD 3,593 USD 3,893 108% 500,000,000 Wells Fargo & Company 9.8 USD 12,730 USD 27,180 214% Others USD 10,276 USD 16,450 160% USD 58,612 USD 112,338 192%

Below there s a little clause:

Berkshire has one major equity position that is not included in the table: We can buy 700 million shares of Bank of America at any time prior to September 2021 for $5 billion. At yearend these shares were worth $11.8 billion. We are likely to purchase them just before expiration of our option and, if we wish, we can use our $5 billion of Bank of America 6% preferred to fund the purchase. In the meantime, it is important for you to realize that Bank of America is, in effect, our fourth largest equity investment and one we value highly. PEANUTS!

Ok, BH owns a relevant stake of the all quoted companies. What does that mean? Means Dividends. Means capital gains. Means a low variability in earnings with a predictable increasing path (not realizing capital gains is a huge advantage if you can afford that). Coca cola investiment is giving back 1300% and he didn t pay a penny of capital gain taxes on it. Probably dividend/year is higher than the price of a whole share Buffet paid in the early 50s. Do you see the potential of such things?
Let s go straight to the facts now. We are not analyzing a manufacturing company, so my valuation will rely on some different ratios and what for me is important to see in such a company. This is a holding, so in order to produce dividends/accumulate capital it has to get inflows every year. Revenues and gross profit are a reliable measure of what i can expect from this.

Berkshire Hathaway – BRK.A/B – Analysis And Valuation | Italian ...

Can you see what i see? Revenues going up at 10% CAGR since 2011. Well, it is impressive, really. Revenue growth is followed by a COGS growing at 8% CAGR. Components to me are ininfluent, with higher D&A expense that could be given by higher investments in the railway sector or in PP&E (property, plant & equipment). Honestly I don t care that much to investigate further. What i see is anyway a growing Gross Income. Of course we have to consider that 2011/2012/2013 has been great for stocks, and for US economy. Most BH holdings come from there and so we explain a part of the positive results. Interest expense, which i look at in these companies, is not high, with 3.5B this year and 3B as a mean of the last 5 years. I expect this data to be worse in the future due to the rising interest rates. Two things to note on the BS side. Cash, higher than ever with $74B, almost doubled from 2011. Be careful companies out there, someone ight buy 2/5% of you all of a sudden! Debt, with $75.48B also this is really high, in constant growth in the last 5 years starting from $58B. You know guys, i do like this. Would be helpful to know what kind of debt is this. Is it fixed or floating? Which is its duration? Is this high because in the last year Buffet called the banks and opened a $200 M loan every day because of extremely low rates? If this is what happened be sure that that will be a boost to income. Would be a great move. You pay interest in the first years because you just park that money, but when Interest rates go up you invest for higher rates.

Ok, at this point usually i would talk about cashflows. In this case i don t. Why? Because there s no need to pay dividends. You just need to have a cashflow capable of financing operations and investing/financing activities and you re good. FCF is 15B. Where are all these money going? Bank or shares. That s beautiful.

Multiples chapter:

  • Price: 209$
  • P/E 14x: not much. Maximum of the last year has been 19x
  • P/BV: 1.33x. Minimum has been 1.19x and commitment of company to buy shares at that price had effects. If i had liquidity in January i would have bought a lot of these shares at that price.
  • Interest Coverage: 9x. More would probably mean a non efficient allocation of debt. Or not enough debt.

Why is BH trading so low in terms of multiples right now? Well, it s a mixture of things. But i would explain 70% of it with the classical irrational investor. Core business is insurance, and insurance companies margins are negatively correlated with interest rates.
What i think is a good price for BH? Well, this is a good price. BH traded on an average of 1.58x Book Value. Right now we are at 1.33x so we are getting a discount on this stock compared to the price that would have been historical for constant BV 1.58*160 = 252.8$. Right now the discount is 17% more or less.

Berkshire Hathaway – BRK.A/B – Analysis And Valuation | Italian ...

Follow me on this: If price can t go lower than 1.20 in p/bv, and bv/s can only increase, means that at 1.2 we are going to get the best quotation ever. And 1.33 is not far from 1.2 .. What do you think of this company?

Cheers

Luca