Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Freight Drivers Welcome New Dover Customs Facility and Truck Park

Stop24 Folkestone Serves Ferries and Channel Tunnel Alike
Shipping News Feature

UK – EUROPE - A brand new customs clearance facility site and lorry park has launched at Stop24 Folkestone Services. Conveniently located 5 minutes drive from the Euro Tunnel and 15 minutes from the Port of Dover at Junction 11 on the M20, the UK’s first purpose built custom clearance facility, which opened for trucks in the summer, from this week will provide clients with a quick and professional clearance service. Two of the UK’s most prominent customs clearance agents Channel Ports and Harbour Shipping are using the new facility to provide international freight truck drivers with efficient and secure services.

The brand new, modern facility has been designed to ensure drivers have easier access than Dover for parking and examination, whilst importantly, incurring no parking costs during custom clearance. The facility is equipped with a variety of retail outlets and 24 hour fuel and provisioning services mean sandwiches, snacks and drinks available all through the night.

The new development is open 24/7 365 days of the year offering customs clearance services with direct control by one of the on-site agent and no third party involvement. There is a secure compound with parking for 82 vehicles and refrigerated parking plus competitive lorry parking costs and no parking costs while trucks are undergoing customs clearance.

Also drivers can be sure of security with automatic number plate recognition with CCTV and 24 hour patrols and take advantage of European & Continental style toilet facilities, both male and female washrooms with large shower rooms in the main building together with a dedicated drivers rest room with Sky Sports HD and free internet terminals and free wifi access and there are also some great value meal voucher options and discounts for account holders. Stop24 Regional Manager, Adrian Schofield says:

“Stop24 Folkestone Services identified a niche in the market for an alternative customs clearance facility to Dover, which gives clients a brand new purpose built facility and greater choice. We are delighted to be able to provide an excellent and essential service, adding to the high quality services we already offer to all visitors to Stop24”