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Palletways member gains customs status

[ February 14, 2017   //   ]

Southampton-based Palletways member Acclaim Logistics has gained ETSF (External Temporary Storage Facility) status for its warehouse at Totton following auditing and approval by HM Revenue & Customs. ETSF (formerly known as ERTS) is a secure, dedicated storage area which is used to hold imported goods not yet cleared by Customs.  Customers can benefit from a seven day rent-free period before longer-term storage or onward shipment is arranged, thereby avoiding port storage charges and hefty trunking costs.

Acclaim’s managing director Mark Robinson had noted customers’ frustration at the unnecessary handling, storage and transportation costs incurred in the typical de-van and delivery process. He explains: “Rather than customers trunking goods from Southampton Docks to their storage premises, often at a cost of several hundred pounds, our end-to-end ETSF service will collect, palletise and store goods at our customs-approved premises just five miles from the port. When customers want stock returned, or sent out directly via the Palletways pallet networks, we’ll pick and pack the required items on their behalf, and deliver them wherever needed – whether in the UK, Europe or worldwide.  There are no trunking fees to pay, no expensive warehouse overheads and no handling charges.”

Acclaim Logistics is based in Southampton and Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

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