ETSF – External Temporary Storage Facility (Formally ERTS)
Trafertir is an authorised ETSF operator (previously known as ERTS.) This is an inland clearance area that has been approved by Border Force. Customs controlled goods can be transferred from the port of arrival to our temporary storage facility pending customs clearance to avoid unnecessary delays or quay rent charges.
Our ETSF facility is located at Basildon, Essex which is only 15 minutes from both London Gateway and Tilbury ports, this makes Trafertir the ideal solution for both NVOCC and LCL operators who require a local solution at competitive prices whilst avoiding unnecessary quay rent and demurrage.
In conjunction with our in-house Customs Clearance team, our import vehicles are fast-tracked through the UK ports directly to or from our ETSF (Customs Warehouse Facility) for unloading, where in house import customs clearance team will customs clear goods and arrange next day delivery via our own transport network.
Trafertir will only act as a Direct Representative when completing any documents, either on behalf an importer, exporter, forwarder or transport company.