Company Profile

Overview

Viking Shipping Services Ltd commenced trading in the 1940’s with the specific aim of providing a comprehensive freight forwarding and cargo handling service. Based at Selby just off the M62 in North Yorkshire, Viking Shipping is strategically located to facilitate a range of services for cargo arriving by both road and sea. With a 40,000 square feet warehouse and a team of experienced warehouse staff, Viking Shipping has developed a flexible approach to handling bulk, powder, liquid and conventional palletised and loose cargo and offers a storage, stock control and nationwide distribution service.

In 1990 Viking Shipping Services Ltd became part of the Star Cargo Group with six other UK subsidiary companies who have complemented the existing service and paved the way for Viking Shipping to offer what is now a complete Global freight forwarding and logistics solution. From time-sensitive air freight, and worldwide sea freight, to European trailer services to express transport, Viking Shipping can now accommodate the most demanding import or export deadlines. With a wealth of industry experience, strategic geographical locations and financial strength, we take great pride in understanding our clients’ requirements and offer a fast, flexible, innovative and competitive service.

BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea.

Brexit

Brexit Procedures Update

The UK Government published a Document on Monday 13th July 2020 titled The Border with the European Union, Importing and Exporting Goods.

We are in the process of understanding the complete contents of this document of over 200 pages, and how it will affect our customers.

In the meantime if you wish to read this document, it can be found by copying and pasting the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-border-operating-model into your browser.

There are two further step-by-step guides which you may be interested to read; importing and exporting, https://www.gov.uk/prepare-to-import-to-great-britain-from-january-2021 and https://www.gov.uk/prepare-to-export-from-great-britain-from-january-2021.

As the document itself states ‘’The UK’s (ongoing) negotiations with the EU will have no impact on the need to take these actions”.

It is therefore very clear and unambiguous that full Customs processes will take place on both Exports and Imports as from the 1st January 2021.

The following are the absolute minimum requirements for UK Importers and will need to be put in place as a matter of urgency.

The following bullet points are the minimum requirements for UK Exporters and also need to be progressed with urgency.

  • Apply for a GB EORI number.
  • Appoint a Customs agent or intermediary to help to complete the formalities and submit the required declarations, alternatively you may undertake these actions yourselves.
  • Consult the new Government tool ‘Check duties and customs procedures for export goods’ on GOV.UK.

We will, as always, endeavour to keep you fully informed, but please note that with 167 days to go, now is the time to take action in order to ensure a smooth transition to the new arrangements at the end of this year.  Viking Shipping Services Ltd and its Group Companies and agents can assist with Customs agents where required.

We will provide further updates next week, and plan to start contacting our clients accordingly, therefore please can you advise who your Brexit contact is to the writer gpickering@vikingshipping.co.uk.

 

Yours faithfully
Graeme Pickering
Director

 

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