“Our seamless customs coordination did not disappoint with the vehicle returned to the UK without issue in time for infrastructure project.”

Del – Project Manager


In the world of projects you often find that some vehicles need an extra hand to reach their final destination.

Take for instance our shipment of a Scania R440 Truck, collected in Liverpool and voyaging across the Atlantic for specialist retrofitting before delivery back to its UK owner. 

The Scania R440 Truck was required in the UK for a major highway infrastructure project at the beginning of spring this year. Tuscor Lloyds have worked with many companies to deliver the right equipment at the right time for large scale infrastructure projects.

The tight deadlines involved in this project demanded clear-cut organisation from Multimodal Project Manager Del Griffiths.

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Quick Facts:

Cargo Dims: 10m length x 2.5m width x 3.6m high / 10MT
Port of Loading: Liverpool, UK
Port of Discharge: Norfolk, USA
Transit Time: 12 Days Sailing
Special Requirements: High Priority

“We were recommended for this particular job due to our customs clearance expertise. We did not disappoint with the vehicle returned to the UK in time for the infrastructure project.”

– Del Griffiths, Project Manager

How did we do it?

As the cargo was returning to the UK after its specialist fitting in America, Del had intentionally set the shipment as an OPR (Outward Processing Relief). It was necessary to apply for the OPR well in advance of sailing as the average processing time for HMRC can take anything up to 30 days.

The OPR was imperative for the shipment as it would permit the truck’s entry back into the UK as a temporary export. We liaised with HMRC to complete the declaration in accordance with their requirements to avoid any delays.

Prior to arrival at the Port of Norfolk our trusted agents arranged specialist low loader transport. The Scania truck was not technically road legal in the USA and so the cargo was collected by low loader for its onward journey to the factory in Illinois.

The Specialist Company in Illinois USA then fitted the Scania vehicle with Asphalt distributors and Spreader box. Del was in communication with the US agent and consignee throughout the refit and ensured the truck was delivered safely back to Port for its return journey to the UK.

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