Barking to receive new customs facility
DB Cargo UK has successfully bid for funding to create a new ‘customs approval area’ at its intermodal terminal at Barking in London. Work will begin shortly to build a new inland border control facility at the site to speed up the seamless movement of goods into and out of the country following the end of the Brexit transition period.
The investment will fund the construction of a new warehouse, where Border Control staff will be able to conduct inspections and where containers can be loaded and unloaded for onward travel, DB Cargo UK said. It will also include a new secure storage area to hold any confiscated/seized goods, additional site security and office and welfare facilities for HMRC staff. (ben)