Customs facility for railfreight terminal
iPort Rail in Doncaster has become the UK's first strategic railfreight interchange (SFRI) to be given government approval for an on-site customs area.
As a result, businesses can now clear customs in South Yorkshire and move goods through the Channel Tunnel by rail in both directions, avoiding UK road congestion and sea port disruption.
The new customs capability includes a temporary storage facility creating an approved area where inventory-linked goods under customs control can be held until they are released to free circulation, with duties charged on release. It also has an area for UK Border Force authorities to examine and take account of goods. (ben)