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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.


How Trafertir can help

Our ETSF team works seamlessly in conjunction with our Customs Clearance department, which enables us to clear your goods inland thus ensuring that your shipments avoid unnecessary delays at ports of arrival. This allows us to control your goods from end to end whilst eliminating additional costs in using 3rd party clearance agents. By clearing on site, Trafertir are able to complete customs formalities at the earliest opportunity, making same day or next day deliveries / collections via our in house domestic transport service. By using Trafertir, we offer you a one-stop shop and seamless supply chain from end to end.

What else can we offer?

Our aim is to work for you, not get you to work for us… As a leading International transport and logistics provider we are well placed to meet the needs in many business sectors. Trafertir have extensive experience in most business sectors and we are confident that we can provide you with a right solution to meet your needs from door to door or from start to finish.

  • European Road Network
  • UK Domestic Distribution
  • UPN Pallet Network Member
  • Customs Clearance
  • ETSF Bonded Warehouse
  • 7000 Pallet Spaces
  • Sea Freight
  • Air Freight
  • Full Risk Cargo Insurance
  • Hiab & Moffett
  • Waste Carrier Certified