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List of ports using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service

Find out which locations are using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

Locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls in Northern Ireland

The border locations using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support pre-lodged Customs Controls are:

  • Belfast (Stena Line only — all roll on roll off (RoRo) movements)
  • Larne (P&O only — all RoRo movements)
  • Warrenpoint (Seatruck, Cronus — all RoRo movements)

Locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements into Great Britain

The border locations that will use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support pre-lodged customs controls for movements into Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) are:

  • Dover (Irish Ferries, P&O, DFDS – all RoRo movements)
  • Eurotunnel (all RoRo movements)
  • Felixstowe (DFDS only — all RoRo movements)
  • Harwich (Stena Line only — all RoRo movements)
  • Hull (P&O only — all RoRo movements)
  • Immingham (DFDS, Stena Line — all RoRo movements)
  • Killingholme (Stena Line, CLdN, DFDS — all RoRo movements)
  • Liverpool (CLdN only)
  • Newhaven (DFDS only — all RoRo movements)
  • Plymouth (Brittany Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Port of Tyne (DFDS only — all RoRo movements)
  • Poole (Brittany Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Portsmouth (Brittany Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Purfleet (CLdN — all RoRo movements)
  • Sheerness (DFDS only — all RoRo movements)
  • Teesport (P&O only — all RoRo movements)
  • Tilbury 2 (P&O only — all RoRo movements)

The locations for Dover, Eurotunnel, Liverpool, Newhaven and Sheerness are designated pre-lodgement locations where a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) is required in all circumstances.

All other locations listed are using temporary storage, which can use Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support movements of EU goods with pre-lodged declarations. This is an optional choice that can be offered by border locations and their carriers. For further information about which options are available at each location, check with your carrier.

Locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements out of Great Britain

The border locations that will use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support pre-lodged customs controls for movements out of Great Britain are:

  • Dover (Irish Ferries, P&O and DFDS – all RoRo movements)
  • Eurotunnel (all RoRo movements)
  • Fishguard (Stena Line only — all RoRo movements)
  • Heysham (Stena Line, Seatrucks — all RoRo movements)
  • Holyhead (Irish Ferries, Stena Line — all RoRo movements)
  • Liverpool (P&O, Stena Line, Seatrucks, CLdN — all RoRo movements)
  • Newhaven (DFDS only, all RoRo movements)
  • Pembroke (Irish Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Plymouth (Brittany Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Poole (Brittany Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Portsmouth (Brittany Ferries only — all RoRo movements)
  • Sheerness (DFDS only — all RoRo movements)

All these locations, except Newhaven, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth and Sheerness, need your export declaration to be submitted as arrived.

Locations providing Offices of Transit digitally

The border locations using Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support Offices of Transit are:

  • Aberdeen (SeaCargo only)
  • Belfast (Stena Line only)
  • Dover (Irish Ferries, P&O and DFDS)
  • Eurotunnel
  • Fishguard (Stena Line only)
  • Felixstowe (DFDS only)
  • Harwich (Stena Line only)
  • Heysham (Stena Line, Seatrucks)
  • Holyhead (Irish Ferries, Stena Line)
  • Hull (P&O only)
  • Immingham (DFDS, SeaCargo, Stena Line)
  • Killingholme (Stena Line, CLdN, DFDS)
  • Larne (P&O only)
  • Liverpool (P&O, Stena, Seatruck, CLdN)
  • Newhaven (DFDS only)
  • Pembroke (Irish Ferries only)
  • Poole (Brittany Ferries only)
  • Port of Tyne (DFDS only)
  • Port of Loch Ryan (Stena Line only)
  • Port of Cairnryan (P&O only)
  • Portsmouth (Brittany Ferries, Condor)
  • Purfleet (CLdN only)
  • Sheerness (DFDS only)
  • Teesport (P&O only)
  • Tilbury 2 (P&O only)
  • Warrenpoint (Seatrucks only)

Locations of Common Transit UK offices

Find out the UK locations of Common Transit UK offices, including Offices of Transit, Destination and Departure.

Published 11 December 2020
Last updated 29 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Plymouth, Poole and Portsmouth support pre-lodged customs controls for movements out of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) from 29 August 2022.

  2. From 1 January 2022, the border locations using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support pre-lodged customs controls in Northern Ireland, the locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements into Great Britain, the locations supporting pre-lodged customs controls for movements out of Great Britain, and the border locations using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to support Offices of Transit have all been updated.

  3. Aberdeen has been added to the list of locations providing Offices of Transit digitally and the entry for Immingham has been updated.

  4. Sheerness has been added to the list of locations providing Offices of Transit digitally.

  5. The entry for Hull on the list of locations providing Offices of Transit digitally has been updated.

  6. Updated list of locations providing Offices of Transit digitally.

  7. Updated list of locations providing Offices of Transit digitally.

  8. First published.