Peel Ports has been received Authorised Economic Operator accreditation at its principal ports ahead of Brexit.
The accredited ports are: Clydeport Operations, Port of Sheerness, The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, The Manchester Ship Canal Company, and Great Yarmouth Port Company.
The accreditation recognises that a business’ customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU benchmarks to safeguard goods passing through the international supply chain.
Peel Ports group chief executive Mark Whitworth, said: “Securing AEO status across our ports is a significant milestone and allows us to continue trading as efficiently as possible with Europe.
“While none of us know what a post Brexit environment will look like, we have taken assured steps to minimise any friction at our ports to keep our customers cargoes moving smoothly. Our UK port network is ideally positioned and has the relevant infrastructure to ensure we continue to trade successfully with Europe, the Americas and beyond.”