New Bonded Warehouse Facilities Open in Immingham

Located one mile from Immingham Port, GWS (Global Warehousing & Storage) became a customs-bonded warehouse in April 2024. GWS has invested in partnerships, training, security, facilities and is now fully approved by HMRC and UKWA to handle bonded goods in the UK. The UK imported over GBP890 billion of goods in the last 12 months.

25% of the UK's seaborne trade comes through the Humber ports. The port of Immingham is the UK's largest port by tonnage, making it a vital import gateway. GWS offers an independent and reliable bonded warehouse solution located ideally to store goods imported via Immingham.

Simon Williams, Operations Director at GWS, said: "We are pleased to announce that our External Temporary Storage Facility (ETSF) has been approved by HMRC to provide a 90-day customs fast-track facility to streamline your import and export function. This will allow us to take secure warehousing to the next level; whether you need temporary storage before redistribution or re-exportation, our friendly, expert team will handle your products safely and securely."  GWS provides flexible bonded storage, scalable up to 250,000 sqft of easily accessible warehousing space.

The bonded warehouse solution includes integrated on-site customs expertise from GB Customs Clearance Ltd and ETSF (External Temporary Storage Facilities) to help streamline businesses' importing processes. Natalie Avison, Customs & Trade Director at GB Customs, said: "We believe that co-locating with GWS will be mutually beneficial, creating a strong partnership that enhances both our offerings. GWS offers ample amenities, warehousing options, and a strategic location just a short drive from the Immingham and Killingholme ports." Goods can be offloaded to GWS's 23-acre site within minutes of leaving the docks, giving businesses fast access to efficient storage.

The distribution centre can also access 75% of the UK within 2 hours.