Freight-to-post is a way of expediting the delivery of shipments into the United Kingdom through the Royal Mail as a freight consignment for the first part of the journey.
The clearance of e-commerce shipments through our Low Value Bulking of Imports (LVBI) procedures along with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) shipments are an integral part of our daily business. Whether the shipments are of low value, mid-value or high-value, we have the knowledge and experience to customs clear and deliver these consignments.
Through Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight (CHIEF) and the new customs declaration service (CDS) computer systems we have direct import customs clearance facilities at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Using the latest customs software whether it be Home Use, Dangerous Goods, AOG, Bio Pharmaceutical or Personal Effects, we offer an unrivalled service.
With full customs deferment facilities and CASS/IATA accreditation, we offer our services to the general public, freight and courier agents along with retail companies with account facilities. We have a delivery service that is available after customs clearance has been made, or alternative arrangements can be made directly with your own transport partner.
We offer a full export freight package to suit all requirements whether it be time critical, dangerous goods, airport-to-airport, door-to-door, heavy weight or consolidation. With full CASS/IATA accreditation and our in-house NES export brokerage service linked directly into CHIEF, our rates are very competitive. We offer a full UK collection service and rates are available upon request.
Our time critical service where speed and reliability is vital, provides airlines and airline support companies with worldwide ‘Next Flight Out’ and direct Handcarry solutions along with a direct drive European service with constant driver contact 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
We offer to Bio-pharm companies and agents around the world the transportation of frozen, refrigerated and ambient clinical drugs, vaccines, specimens and research samples. These are shipped in high quality packaging solutions with the accompanying refrigerant including dry ice and PCM gel packs.
The clearance of FBA shipments are part of our daily business and once cleared can be delivered using Yodel as our preferred delivery partner into the Amazon facilities. The main criteria for FBA clearance is that the seller needs to be registered for UK VAT as a Non Exempt Taxable Person (NETP) as per VAT notice 700/1 section 9.
HICS is owned by the Jersey Post Group of companies and as such, has access to a range of additional, complementary services from which our clients can benefit. From access to the global postal network to freight services across the world, we would be happy to work with you on complete, e-commerce and logistics offerings.
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AEO is an accreditation achieved by businesses that meet strict customs critera by demonstrating quality, compliance and trustworthiness in the international supply chain.