June 30, 2023

Bespoke Handling gains bonded storage status, strengthening its comprehensive logistics support package

Bespoke Handling has further strengthened its global logistics support offering after recently gaining HMRC Customs Bonded Warehouse status. This means the specialist automotive and motorsport logistics firm can now provide tax free storage for cars and associated parts at its secure West Sussex location. 

With the extensive experience and knowledge of international freight logistics and customs, gathered over more than three decades, Bespoke Handling can now offer the comprehensive storage and transport solution. This new bonded status allows Bespoke Handling to store new cars before international shipment, or provide safe and secure storage for vehicles coming into the UK, duty- and tax-free. The service also allows for vehicles to be temporarily imported, with no tax implications, for auctions or events. 

“Bonded status is something we have been working hard to add to our service list,” explained Bespoke Handling Operations Director, Fabian Daffern. “It is providing our clients with another important,  cost-effective option when it comes to storage and transport of high value vehicles. The ability to suspend taxes and duties on these cars and parts during transit, or for storage, can offer owners and manufacturers large financial benefits, and it is an extra string to our service bow. Now we can offer this in-house, it means a reduction in the number of movements required, minimising cost and mitigating against damage. With this, and our strong position of being able to produce ATA Carnets in-house, we can now manage every step of the logistics journey, from beginning to end, without having to lose sight of the vehicle at any stage.”

Bespoke Handling has established itself as a leading provider of closed-loop international logistics, specialising in the automotive industry. The bonded status adds to the comprehensive service already offered by the team, supporting clients across the world with air, sea and road transportation solutions, vehicle and parts storage, vehicle and race trailer hire, as well as customs and documentation management. This includes the ability to produce ATA Carnets, in-house, removing the risk of external complications or delays to the processes.  Competitive and highly comprehensive insurance cover is also offered, ensuring that Bespoke Handling have a true end-to-end service, no matter what the client requirement. 

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