Priority Freight achieves full AEO status at Heathrow
15 / 11 / 2018
Time-critical logistics Priority Freight has acquired Authorised Economic Operator Full (AEOF) status for its London Heathrow (LHR) operations.
The ‘full’ AEOF status demonstrates adherence to both globally recognised customs standards and the appropriate security and safety standards in place to protect the international supply chain.
By operating with AEOF, Priority Freight will access a quicker customs procedure, be able to move goods into temporary storage between different member states and be recognised with trading partners that adopt the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards.
Priority said the status provides clients with high levels of confidence that they are working with a trusted logistics partner.
The company added that it had met a “broad range of strict criteria” in order to gain the accreditation.
“Although the process is lengthy, it provides several benefits that can be passed on to Priority Freight clients, such as increased transport security, greater access to customs clearance and better traceability of goods,” the company said.
This follows on from the recent news that Priority Freight’s Madrid operations also received AEO status in September.
Andrew Austin, group operations director at Priority Freight said: "AEOF is a major boost for our UK operations.
“This, along with the recent accreditation for our Madrid operations, shows that we are continuing to push forwards to provide the best expedited logistics solutions to our global clients.
“When operating in a time-critical scenario, our AEO status reassures and gives increased certainty to our clients.
“Receiving the AEO accreditation for our LHR operations shows Priority Freight’s secure offering and that our customs controls and procedures are both efficient and compliant."
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