CHIEF: freight location codes

Use this list of freight location codes to indicate the current location of goods for examination purposes.



If you are making a declaration using the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) follow the guidance in the UK Trade Tariff: volume 3 for CDS.

The freight location code should be inserted into the second segment of box 30 to indicate the current location of the goods for examination purposes.

If there is no location code shown for any port or airport where goods may be located, please contact:

The National Frontiers Approval Unit
Border Force Operational Support Group
1st Floor
Admin Block
The Cargo Centre
Birmingham International Airport
B26 3QN

Telephone: 0121 781 7861, 0121 781 7856 or 0121 781 7853
Fax: 0121 781 7869

All requests to amend the freight location codes should be sent to:

The Import/Export Policy Grade 7
HM Revenue and Customs
10th Floor South Central
Alexander House
21 Victoria Avenue
SS99 1AA

Published 1 January 2009
Last updated 22 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. This page has been updated to add facilities for Doncaster rail station.

  2. This page has been updated with Roll on Roll off location codes for use when the UK leaves the EU.

  3. The list of freight location codes has been updated to include UK rail stations.

  4. Moleshill has been removed from section 2.3 Military airfields.

  5. Non-designated airports updated to include Wick Airport and Yeovil Aerodrome.

  6. Folkestone and code and Channel Tunnel and Channel Fixed Link and code deleted.

  7. First published.