Pre-lodgement and temporary storage: the differences and applications by Dutch ferry operators

getreadyforbrexit.eu – Since the 1st of January 2022, import declarations can be submitted to British Customs via two different models: Pre-lodgement and Temporary storage. The main features of both models:

Pre-lodgement

In the pre-lodgement model, parties already submit their customs declarations before goods are taken on board in the EU. The carrier next links these declaration(s) to a specific trailer via the British Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS). The carrier uses the ensuing Goods Movement Reference (GMR) to gain access to the Dutch ferry terminal. With help of the GMR, the goods can usually immediately proceed upon arrival in the British port.

Temporary storage

Goods entering the UK under the temporary storage model may be stored at a temporary storage facility at the border for up to 90 days. After having been declared to British Customs, the goods next travel on to their final destination in the United Kingdom.

How do the ferry operators apply this

Each ferry operator/terminal in the UK decides for itself which model it chooses to use. The ferry operators active in the Netherlands do this as follows:

View access models to British ports Dutch ferry operators (subject to change)

Ferry company

British ports of call

 

Access model

 

CLdN
  • Purfleet
  • Killingholme
  • For import to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible.
  • For through transit documents with ‘office of destination’ in the UK: the pre-lodgement model.

Attention! No GMR upon arrival at the Dutch terminal means automatic processing according to the temporary storage model (changes no longer possible).

DFDS
  • Felixstowe
  • Immingham
  • Newcastle
  • For import to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible.
  • For through transit documents with ‘office of destination’ in the UK: the pre-lodgement model.

Attention! No GMR upon arrival at the Dutch terminal means automatic processing according to the temporary storage model (changes no longer possible).

P&O Ferries
  • Hull
  • Teesport
  • For unaccompanied traffic to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible for through transit documents with ‘office of destination’ in the UK.
  • For accompanied traffic to the UK: the pre-lodgement model.

Please note! The following applies for pre-lodgement: no GMR upon arrival at the Dutch ferry terminal, no access

Stena Line
  • Harwich
  • Immingham
  • Killingholme
  • For accompanied traffic to the UK: the pre-lodgement model.
  • For through transit documents (accompanied and unaccompanied) with ‘office of destination’ in the UK: the pre-lodgement model.
  • For import to the UK: the temporary storage model. Optionally, pre-lodgement is possible.

 Attention! No GMR upon arrival at the Dutch terminal means automatic processing according to the temporary storage model (changes no longer possible).

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