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Bonded status for Southampton handler

[ November 27, 2014   //   ]

Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has gained bonded status from HM Customs and Excise. SCH moved into a 40,000 square feet facility at Totton near Southampton earlier this year; bonded status means that payment of excise duty on imported goods can be deferred until they are transported inland for use or sale. Cargoes can also be broken down and duty paid as part shipments are released.

The SCH facilities are in a secure compound and comprise racked and unracked storage, supported by a an inventory control IT system and these can also be securely linked to customer systems for real time management of stock.

SCH offers terminal management and stevedoring services at various ports throughout the south of England.

Business development manager Lee Davis commented: “Achieving bonded status will considerably enhance our warehouse services. With warehouse space at a premium in the region, we are now in a stronger position to provide shippers with an attractive, modern alternative for storage and distribution.”