26
Mar

HMRC extends Brexit TSP

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

On 22 March HMRC announced further details of measures to support businesses with new customs requirements, if the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal.

 

HMRC support for importers

HMRC is extending arrangements already announced for traders to use Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) which will make importing easier. This includes:

  • an extension of the date when the first supplementary customs declarations must be submitted, and any import duties must be paid, to 4 October 2019, with subsequent declarations submitted monthly
  • making TSP available at all UK ports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

TSP is designed for businesses importing goods to the UK from the EU that may be new to import declarations. Once they have registered for an EORI number they can take the simple next step and register for TSP. Both are free and quick to do.

HMRC is urging all importers to make the necessary preparations should we leave the EU without a deal.

Once a business is registered for TSP, it will be able to transport goods from the EU into the UK without having to make full customs declarations at the border or pay import duties straight away, to allow businesses time to prepare for usual import processes. To support businesses, HMRC announced that it is giving them more time to adjust to these new requirements.

For most goods imported using TSP, traders will be able to delay putting in customs declarations for the first 6 months after EU exit. Businesses will have until 4 October 2019 to submit declarations and pay any import duty for goods imported up to 30 September 2019. After that, customs declarations and payments will need to be made on the fourth working day of the following month.

HMRC is also giving importing businesses until 30 September 2019 to provide a guarantee that is required to cover any customs duties that they wish to defer. This will apply for all importers, not just those who have registered for TSP.

You can read the full HMRC announcement at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmrc-outlines-extension-of-transitional-simplified-procedures

22
Mar

Brexit protests – road delays

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

We have become aware that Brexit Protest and Direct Action Group UK have an aspiration for 2-3 days of direct actions across the UK motorways and highways with HGV’s and other types of vehicles being used to deliberately drive slowly and block roads.


Below is a current listing that is now gaining regional media attention for areas affected.

Known actions will take place on;

22 March in
Cornwall: Bodmin to Truro (from 15:30);
Flintshire: A55 near Deeside Industrial Estate (19:00);
Lancashire: circling Morecambe Road, Caton Road and A683 north of Lancaster (18:30);
Nottinghamshire: circling M1 between junctions 26-28 (18:00);
South Yorkshire: Doncaster M18 and onto M1 (1130)
Shropshire: A5 from Shrewsbury to Telford (17:30);
Suffolk: Copdock Roundabout in Felixstowe (18:00).

23 March in
Anglesey: Holyhead Ferry Terminal blockade (22:00);
Cheshire: M62 Junction 9 in Warrington to various locations (12:00);
Gloucestershire: Shire Hall in Gloucester (11:00);
Greater Manchester/Yorkshire/Merseyside: Manchester to both Leeds and Liverpool (12:00);
Pembrokeshire: Irish Ferries blockade at Pembroke Dock (11:40).
London Area: Including M25:
Dover A2 and A20

25 March in
Hampshire: from M3 Junction 6 in Basingstoke in both directions (06:30).

16
Jul

Efficiency on every level

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

We were delighted to work with Glued to create a service standards manual for our German customers.  The processes we have in place are unique in our industry and Glued helped us to document why we are different for our German customers and partners. Read more at

Efficiency on every level

https://www.gluedlimited.co.uk/portfolio/efficiency-on-every-level/

23
May

Updated privacy policy

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We commit to holding all information securely. We only ever use your personal data to administer your account, help provide you with the services you have requested from us, or to share interesting and relevant content with you.

We have updated our privacy policy which you can read here  GDPR DATA PRIVACY NOTICE – Exact Logistics Ltd

23
Jun

BBC Brexit interview

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Adam Shuter interviewed by Ben Russell

“Uncertainty is the real Brexit problem”

One year on from the referendum, Exact’s Adam Shuter was interviewed by Ben Russell of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire as part of a report on the impact of Brexit on local businesses.

Adam felt that the climate had changed slightly over the last year. Our German customers see Brexit as a problem, albeit a temporary one which can be overcome. The real problem for Exact Logistics is the uncertainty. We will deal with the outcomes once they become clear.

The interview was aired this morning at 08.25 on the Breakfast with Trish Adudu Show. You can listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p054z78z

 

22
Aug

60m trees delivered on time

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We have delivered the 60 millionth tree for a leading UK grower.

J&A Growers, based in Wasperton in south Warwickshire, is encouraging wholesalers to buy British with help from Exact Logistics.

The company, which only sells directly to wholesalers, relies on Exact Logistics to quickly and carefully deliver the live trees to its clients across the UK as it competes against the Dutch market.

J&A Growers is the leading UK grower of quality bareroot trees and hedging and says sticking to UK trees can help to keep devastating tree diseases which could be brought in from abroad at bay.

And due to the popular demand, Exact Logistics, based on the Dunchurch Trading Estate in London Road, has now delivered a landmark 60 million trees for the company.

J&A Growers 1

Jamie Dewhurst, of J&A Growers, said: “We don’t sell directly to the individual customer, only to the wholesaler, which means we deal with huge volumes of trees. It is critical that these get to our customers in the best condition possible.

“We strive on providing our clients with a high quality service to encourage them to buy British as the importation of plant material poses a significant threat in the UK.

“We have been working with Exact Logistics for around six years as they offer flexible timed delivery options coupled with excellent customer communication. This means our clients can receive their orders in the morning which is essential when dealing with live plants.

“Exact are also very careful with the plants so that they are not damaged during delivery. It is a testament to the service they provide that they have delivered their 60 millionth tree for us.”

Karen Shuter, sales director of Exact Logistics, said: “We are very proud to have delivered 60 million trees for J&A Growers.

“The company values our ethos of communicate, deliver, care and takes advantage of our morning and pre 10am delivery service, which is very important when delivering live trees.

“We look forward to continuing to work with J&A Growers in the future and encouraging wholesalers to buy British.”

Read more in the Coventry Telegraph http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/business/rugby-logistics-firm-delivers-landmark-11768403

18
Aug

Time to export

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Export

A good time to plan your EU export strategy

Post-Brexit the export world has become even more uncertain for UK businesses. We don’t know what the future will bring but as business owners and managers we are all used to coping with uncertainty – it’s part of our day job. Now is a good time to develop an EU export strategy whilst there are no barriers. There’s an opportunity to win business and develop partnerships which can withstand whatever the politicians negotiate for us.

Europe

Europe

 

We have been very successful in exporting to Germany with almost 50% of our turnover now earned in Euros. We have identified a niche service for German transport companies. Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It is also among the largest exporters and importers of goods in the world. It’s an easy market to access – cheap flights and widespread use of English make it easy to visit customers. It can take time to build the relationship but once it is established German customers are very loyal.

Open to Export is an online community backed by government helping UK businesses to sell overseas. It’s a useful source of free and (mostly) impartial information for anyone wanting to grow through exporting. They have published a basic but useful guide to doing business in Germany http://opentoexport.com/article/guide-to-doing-business-in-germany/?utm_source=Open+to+Export+%28Master%29&utm_campaign=2c9e90ccd5-August_Newsletter8_9_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b283505a55-2c9e90ccd5-95801833

19
Jul

Exporting to France

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

The art of exporting to France

We deliver to France for our customer Table Art, which creates state of the art light-up centrepieces and event art. The company  has opened a new office in Nice to build export sales.

Table Art Managing Director Gary Martin and Sales Director of Exact Logistics Karen Shuter

Table Art Managing Director Gary Martin and Sales Director of Exact Logistics Karen Shuter

The company, based in Leamington Spa, has already styled a number of high profile events in the country including at the Louvre Museum, Palais Du Versailles and Cannes Film Festival. We deliver additional stock to the French office as well as pieces straight to events.

Managing Director Gary Martin said: “We set up Table Art about five years ago, creating radio controlled, battery powered light-up centre pieces. We have now also moved on to event art.

“We design and manufacture all of our products in-house at our workshop enabling us to create bespoke pieces for our customers. These are either delivered directly to the event for the customer to set up, or we can go along to style the event.

“We have seen a huge amount of growth over time and have been involved in a number of events at interesting and exciting venues. One of our most recent events was at Cannes Film Festival which was an amazing experience.

“We now have offices in the UK, Chile, Dubai and have now opened our newest office in France.”

The Dragons Den connection

Both Table Art and Exact Logistics have a celebrity connection, with Table Art being backed financially by Hilary Devey who also founded pallet distribution company Pall-Ex which Exact Logistics is an independent member of.

Gary added: “Exact Logistics do a lot of our deliveries in the UK and have been very supportive in our expansion in France.

“They enable us to deliver our pieces of table art very efficiently, with everything arriving on time which is extremely important when working in events.

“Exact’s ethos of communicate, deliver, care is also very important to us as it means they not only make deliveries on time, they also care about what they are delivering which is essential when delivering fragile items.

“All of this is helping us to build a good reputation with new clients and ensuring that we secure new business.”

Karen Shuter, sales director of Exact Logistics, said: “We have been working with Table Art for some time and are very happy to help them as they expand into France.

“We know on time delivery is crucial to Table Art as they supply their pieces to a lot of high profile events.

“We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, helping them win and retain customers in both France and the UK.”

Pall-Ex and Table Art CEO Hilary Devey added: “When I first met Gary, I was not only bowled over by the products, but also by his passion and tenacity. I knew he had the grit it needed to make the business a success, which was why I invested. As we capitalise on the growing French market and open our new office, I couldn’t be prouder.

“Furthermore, I’m thrilled that Exact Logistics, as a member and important part of the Pall-Ex network, is able to lend its support and benefit from Table Art’s rapid growth. All of the stunning centrepieces are arriving on time and in perfect condition. It’s a case of exact by name and most definitely exact in the quality of service the team offers.”

25
Nov

Deliver in daylight

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

Delivery

Daylight deliveries

Pre 3pm delivery option

As the winter nights draw in your customers may not want to receive their goods in the dark! To be sure that our driver arrives in daylight you can book a pre 3pm delivery for only £7.50 extra. We usually deliver up until 5pm so this is a way to make life easier for your customers if they are on a construction site or need to offload outdoors.

Just choose the by 3pm service when you book. You can choose to use this option for either next day or economy services.

06
Feb

In press for German expertise

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in News

Freight Business Journal, the leading logistics publication, interviewed Exact Logistics on the differences between the palletised freight systems  in Germany and UK. http://content.yudu.com/Library/A3ebf8/FBJIssue12015/resources/23.htm

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