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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.

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

[20] March 15th, 2016

Posted In: news[21]


  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)
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Reverse Logistics: From Black Hole to Untapped Revenue Stream …

Recognizing that reverse logistics can drive real impact to the bottom line, this is an area of high priority for companies looking to reduce costs, add efficiencies, improve the customer experience and build sustainable supply chain practices. As a result, manufacturers are uncovering the hidden value of returned assets and streamlining return, repair and product reallocation processes.

Once a supply chain afterthought, reverse logistics has evolved into a highly complex endeavor. This is especially true in the hitech/electronics sector, where product lifecycles have dramatically shortened, global service networks create more supply chain complexity, products are highly customized to consumer preferences and sustainable practices are increasingly required.

Reverse Logistics: From Black Hole To Untapped Revenue Stream ...The primary driver of reverse logistics is the staggering cost of returns. In 2009, retail returns in the United States amounted to $185 billion, equal to about 8 percent of the estimated $2.3 trillion in retail products sold by members of the National Retail Federation.

Plenty of Boris Johnson crack but EU skit leaves audience none the …

Boris Johnson speech at the Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford, Kent, zigzagged as wildly as his lorry driving Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Boris definitely won t be driving the lorry, says one of the London mayor s right-hand men, absolutely not.

As if on cue, Boris Johnson[1] lumbers straight towards the driver s side, exposing a large, pale expanse of builder s bum as he climbs into the cabin. Man of the People. Crack of the People.

Have you ever driven a lorry before? asks Andrew Baxter, managing director of Europa Worldwide Logistics and BoGo s host for the morning, failing to keep the anxiety out of his voice.

Loads of times, says BoGo. Now where are the keys? BoGo revs the engine, releases the clutch and the lorry zigzags across the forecourt.

He s breaking the speed limit, a lorry driver observes drily. You re not meant to go more than 5mph in here. Baxter was beginning to take the Let s Take Back Control logo that was splashed down the side of his lorry rather more personally than intended. Suddenly, the thought of a dull EU bureaucrat behind the wheel was rather more attractive than a blond maniac. Where s the red tape when you need it?

Tant pis. To hell with the speed limit, BoGo had time to make up having arrived 45 minutes late for the launch of his own Britain Out of Europe campaign in a freezing cold warehouse in Dartford.

I m sorry I m late, he announced. I got terribly delayed on the train. Ho, ho. Let s take back control of south-east trains. Ho, ho.

That gag fell flat on all those members of the audience who had managed to get to the event by train in plenty of time and had been at risk of hypothermia ever since, but was lapped up by most of the few dozen Europa staff who had come to listen to him. BoGo is the closest thing to a celebrity the leave EU campaign have, and BoGo visibly thrives on their adoration.

Economic inter-penetration, he said. It wasn t clear if this was meant to be a serious piece of analysis or sexual innuendo. Either way, it missed its target and got no laughs. BoGo tried another tack.

Bonjour! Mais non!

That was better. BoGo was up and running. Demented bureaucrats forcing us to under pouvoir notres vacuum cleaneurs! Why shouldn t we be allowed to crash our camions into ponts if we wanted to rather than have them restricted to four metres in height? If the EU had its way no one would be allowed to talk Franglais ever again. And that was pretty much the entire message. Buffoons on the dedans, buffoons on the dehors. The referendum choix was simple; whose buffoons would you pr f rer?

Merci and good nuit.

The questions from the staff were rather more nuanced than BoGo s speech. Or his replies. Were there any downsides to leaving the EU? Absolument non. It was aussi clear as jour. The Frogs and the Krauts would still be gagging for all our clobber and we could keep out any foreigners we didn t like. Un no-brainer. Haver your gateau and manger it. A few people looked confused by this. If it had all been that simple why had he apparently agonised for so long over which way to jump? Was it possible he was just in it for himself? Was he just positioning himself to be the next prime minister whatever the result of the referendum? T tes you win, queues you lose. That s an outrageous thing to suggest, said BoGo, crossing his fingers tightly behind his back. This isn t about me. If true, it would be the first thing BoGo has come up against that isn t.

People want to focus on the issues, not the personalities, he continued, doing his level best to steer clear of the issues. For what was meant to be a major speech on Europe, BoGo had had surprisingly little of substance to say.

What about Uber? asked a woman who sounded as if she might have been married to a London cabby.

Ah ja! Deutschland ber alles. The Franglais Tourette s had spread into Hunglisch. BoGo started to shiver. His attention was beginning to wander even if his audience s wasn t. Time to move on to be late for the next even in the schedule. But something felt wrong to BoGo. The gags had been OK but somehow he felt he hadn t quite got his message across. One more go.

Don t listen to the Gloomadon Poppers. Or take them, presumably. Have the guts to leave the EU for if we do, Britain can be like, um, um, um … The right word just wouldn t come to mind. But then a lightbulb moment. Canada. We can be like Canada. Sept years of uncertainty. That should sell it.


  1. ^ Boris Johnson (www.theguardian.com)

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