Monday, October 12, 2020

Customs Clearance Specialist Opens New Office on the Banks of the River Thames

New Tenant for Multiuser Logistics Facility
Shipping News Feature

UK – Another win has been announced for the DP World deep water port of London Gateway as Britannia Bureau, an independent supply chain logistics and customs processes improvement consultancy, takes occupation of a high-tech office facility at the Thames side, common user Logistics Centre.

The new office opens after a period of rapid expansion for Britannia Bureau fired in part by the need for Brexit contingency planning, plus significant client wins, which have necessitated substantial scaling up of the company’s operation and additional premises in which the company can continue to grow.

Britannia Bureau’s London Gateway facility joins the company’s expanding network, with offices, associates and customs warehouses in the UK, EU, Asia Pacific and the US. The company enters a premises adjacent to the state-of-the-art London Gateway port, and with several international rail and road connections on site.

Britannia Bureau claims to currently manage 5%of all UK Customs declarations, and says it will continue to service over 100 clients from its new London Gateway site, including Marks & Spencer, Lidl, Boden, and The White Company. Mark Taylor, Managing Director says:

“As a ‘solutions first’ Customs Management organisation, our rapidly expanding business requires significant additional capacity to cope with the demands and opportunities leaving the EU will create. We decided to engage with the world class facilities being offered by DP World. As well as adding long term capacity for growth, this new office suite enables us to continue building the exceptional customer service that has been so key to our success to date.”

With multimodal services in a strategic location London Gateway says it is able to work with prospective occupiers on a range of build-to-suit solutions, ranging from 100,000 to 1.6 million square feet with fast delivery times following agreement for lease. Planning permission can be obtained within only 28 days as a result of London Gateway’s Local Development Order. Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Britannia to London Gateway. We see this as a significant milestone in the development of a wider infrastructure at London Gateway, an infrastructure that underpins the growth of both the Port and the Logistics Park. A cluster of logistics industry expertise is developing at London Gateway and Britannia is a prime example of this.

”Proven expertise, such as Britannia’s, in handling the complex issues faced by the UK’s leading high street retailers importing inventory into the UK is a bedrock upon which the supply chain is reliant. To have Britannia assist their customers navigate the challenges and opportunities facing their supply chains from London Gateway is a building block for our respective businesses.”