As detailed in the news item on 8th November, EFS talked about finding itself the right partner to handle some business it was tendering at the time: moving rally cars and kit around the world for the WRC (World Rally Cup) and in particular to New Zealand.
Already this year, EFS has moved cars and kit for a team to both the Mexico and Argentinian WRC legs by air and sea freight. The movements travel on ATA CARNETS for customs presentation and shipments naturally are time sensitive between events working to very tight deadlines.
The handling requirements for moving cars by air freight are also quite specialised: such as lowering the vehicle onto travel wheels so it will fit a passenger aircraft belly hold; taking the bumpers off to lower the length so again it will fit snugly onto an aircraft ULD (unit load device) for ease of loading and acceptance; screening the cargo using sniffer dogs; reducing fuel in the petrol tank to the correct level and preparing the correct dangerous good declaration.
Knowing how to handle the vehicles, whilst physically presenting CARNETS to customs to get the clearance green light and sticking to the flight deadline is again an example of precise logistics.
EFS is pleased to announce that we will be sending the next consignment to New Zealand shortly with staff flying out to supervise the local handling with our preferred partner and be available for the team during the event. This will involve coordinated work with New Zealand’s MAFF due to the stringent protocols around vehicles (especially used Rally vehicles).
- EFS exports landing gear for a C-130 Hercules
EFS has recently shipped a C130 Hercules nose landing gear under tight time constraints to Montreal airport. Due to the height of the packed cargo it required a freighter aircraft solution as well as additional screening being too big to fit a conventional xray machine. The customs entry required compliance to an export licence.
- European export customs clearance services : EFS customs brokerage dept
from the EFS customs brokerage dept formed in December 2020 European export customs clearance services. Executive Freight Services Limited can offer you the following services in support of your exports from the United Kingdom to Europe. · Full documentation check of shipper’s paperwork. · Export EORI number verification. · Export customs declaration submission at all UK ports. · Handling of special customs procedures, such as: o Temporary exports o Re-exports of goods under Inward Processing o Outward Processing o ATA Carnets o CITES permits. o SIEL / OIEL / OGEL export licences · T1 Transit documents raised with UK Customs. · T1 Transit documents for groupage loads. · Vehicle booking at your chosen Inland Border Facility (IBF) for the vehicle to collect the original T1 within a planned 6-hour time frame. · Northern Ireland declarations. We can also provide you with European import customs clearance through our network of hand-picked partners in each European country, should the importer not have an already appointed broker. You can contact our European export customs clearance team as follows. Email: EUexports@executivefreightservices.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1252 531350
- EFS customs brokerage dept issues over 100 T1’s (TADS) in January 2021 wks 2,3,4
In house customs brokerage dept for EFS raised over 100 T1’s (transit guarantees) and EAD’s (export entries) in weeks 2 to 4 of January 2021 for EU exports. EFS has facilities at all major UK ro-ro ports as well as an EU network of customs offices to discharge T1s and provide clearance solutions. Keeping UK exports moving. Of course EFS can also discharge T1’s for inbound imports through Dover and customs clear shipments.