The Authorised Economic Operator certificate is an internationally recognised quality mark indicating that our role in the international supply chain is secure, and that our customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.


So what are the benefits to our Customers?

If you are an importer using Seaport Freight’s ocean services:

  • HMRC use a Lower Risk Score for AEO holders to determine frequency of physical & documentary check.
  • Any consignments which are selected for checking will be fast tracked over non-AEO holder consignments
  • Reduces potential demurrage charges / possibility of delays which are anticipated to rise in the next few years for non-AEO holders
  • Provides competitive edge especially where customer delivery times are critical as it reduces potential for late delivery
  • Reduces risk of theft, pilferage & tampering of consignment.
  • Less data will be required on summary declarations
  • Will fast track any Customs Reliefs sought.
  • It speeds up the supply chain with Mutual Recognition agreements with third countries such as the USA C-TPAT, China and Japan.