Ipswich firm helps Forth Ports achieve AEO accreditation to support post-Brexit trade
- Credit: Peter Devlin
A Felixstowe-based consultancy has successfully steered a ports business towards achieving a quality marque to help with trading post-Brexit.
Vartan helped Forth Ports through AEO accreditation, making them the first ports in Scotland to benefit from full AEO status. The ports include the largest container port in Scotland, Grangemouth, the largest enclosed deep water port, Leith, and a thriving Ro/Ro service in Rosyth.
The status is designed to facilitate legitimate trade, reinforce safety and security procedures and standardise customs controls via an electronic system under the Union Customs Code.
Forth Ports chief operating officer Stuart Wallace said: “This is great news for our Scottish ports.” Miles Vartan said his firm had worked with a number of port groups and other parts of the supply chain now reaping the benefits of AEO status.