SGS, the world’s leading testing,
inspection and certification company, has joined forces with
Eurotunnel to create a unique ‘UK Landbridge Package’ for companies seeking to
use the Channel Tunnel to export and import between Ireland and continental
The new ‘UK Landbridge
Package’ is available through SGS TransitNet, the company’s transit monitoring
service. The package ‘green-routes’ journeys for companies by securing all the
necessary customs declarations and entries, whilst giving peace of mind that
the procedures for their shipments will be handled correctly and their journeys
will be as smooth as possible. It applies to companies looking to undertake
one-off trips or more frequent freight delivery through Eurotunnel. On-site
customer support at Eurotunnel is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This new service removes
complexity for transporters by providing a simple and comprehensive booking
procedure, easy to access terminals, up to six departures per hour and an
average crossing time of only 35 minutes.
In addition, the Eurotunnel
Border Pass shares information needed for border crossings between the
transporter and Eurotunnel and between Eurotunnel and the border authorities,
thus ensuring that the authorities are ready for the arrival of a particular
shipment and all the necessary documentation is in place. It is secure and
digitized without the need for the driver to leave the vehicle or present any
documents on arrival at the border.
Sebastien Chalumeau, Global
Head of SGS E-Customs Services, said: “We are delighted to
be partnering with Eurotunnel to launch this unique service to our customers.
Exporters, transporters and importers can relax in the knowledge that SGS and
Eurotunnel will deliver a full range of services to cover their journeys and,
through frictionless trade, ensure that goods reach their destination without
The UK Landbridge remains the
most efficient way of transporting goods between the island of Ireland and
continental Europe. It is especially important for companies involved in the
movement of fish, meat and any goods that are subject to sanitary or
phytosanitary control and vital for these companies that their goods reach
their destination as quickly as possible. Any delay to the delivery for these
types of goods can have a damaging effect on the quality of the product.
Michael Donnelly, Brexit and Customs
Manager, O’Toole Transport, added: “We have been working with SGS since
the start of the year and they have helped us greatly in the Brexit transition.
More recently we have tried their Landbridge package which they operate in
cooperation with Eurotunnel. The service was first class and it made the whole
process much smoother than it had been before. The package really has every
angle covered. We will definitely be using the Landbridge package with SGS and
Eurotunnel going forward to ensure our trucks make it to their destination
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