P&O FERRIES

Brexit FAQs

Below you'll find the answers of the questions we get asked the most about Brexit. If you can't find the answers you're looking for please email us on brexit@poferries.com. When contacting us, please tell us which route(s) your question is regarding and be as specific as possible as this will help us to provide a response as quickly as possible.

How do I book now for journeys after 31 December 2020?

Please follow the route by route guide on our Brexit page.

Will I be able to continue to ship on your Dover to Calais route using my approved authorised list?

Yes, authorised lists will be able to continue beyond January and we are building features to accommodate this so that customers do not need to enter specifics of the sailing they are travelling upon within the Goods Movement Record.

Which systems do I need to register with?

This will vary per route. Please follow the route by route guide on our Brexit page.

What systems will be integrated to support the new UK border control requirements? When will the new systems be ready?

The UK is operating two import/export models: pre-lodgement and temporary storage.

For pre-lodgement, P&O systems will be integrated with the Good Vehicle Movement System. This is will come into effect over a transition period between 1 January 2021 and 1 July 2021. For details see here.

For temporary storage routes, P&O systems will be integrated with the Destin8 port community system from 1 January 2021 which will facilitate the import and export flows at these ports. For further details please see here.

Are you using pre-lodgement or temporary storage procedures in your UK ports?

We are developing our systems to use the traditional Temporary Storage model in Hull, Tilbury and Teesport. On our other routes, using Dover, Dublin, Liverpool, Larne and Cairnryan, we will use the pre-lodgement model.

When will your P&O customs portal go live?

We are working to update our systems in line with the revised UK Government Border Operating Model. We will notify customers when the P&O customs portal will go live.

What data do you require from me to make a booking?

Please follow the route by route guide on our Brexit page.

For movements after midnight on 31 January 2020 you will be required to provide supplementary information on our customs portal. We will notify customers when the portal will go live.

What declarations need to be made for empty units?

Please follow the route by route guide on our Brexit page.

Will there be a single Safety and Security Declaration for each individual consignment in a unit?

Yes. The Safety & Security Declaration (ENS) is linked to the individual consignment.

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