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Latvian postal operator, Latvijas Pasts has confirmed that the heavy snowfall has ended and the situation returned to normal on 14th December 2021.


Georgia Pos wishes to confirm that the verification unit serving the Tbilisi international mail processing centre will end on 25th December 2021. 

UKP Worldwide opens customs clearance hub for smooth onward delivery

UKP Worldwide (UKPW), the international mail and parcel delivery specialist, is delighted to announce the opening of a new customs clearance hub for international parcels.

The External Temporary Storage Facility (ETSF) at Worminghall, Buckinghamshire offers a simplified in-house customs clearance service making significant savings for those customers who operate internationally, both importing and exporting, from the UK.

UKPW customers benefit from having just one point of contact for customs clearance. A further advantage for customers using UKPW service is that the entire customs process is speeded up as all the paperwork, duty payments and compliance is completed away from the UK border avoiding delays, disruption and additional costs caused by bottlenecks at the border, made worse by the challenges of Brexit and Covid-19. Goods reach their final destination in a fast, smooth and customs compliant way. In some cases, the paperwork can be completed in advance, making the delivery process even quicker.

As an HMRC accredited Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), UKPW is one of only a few delivery companies approved to offer customs clearance services. UKPW is also proud of its long-standing excellent working relationship with HMRC over the 20 years the company has been shipping goods internationally.

The process is straightforward: customers send a pre-alert and upload their shipping manifest to UKPW’s parcel system, Savvy. A customs record is created and the tax calculated.  Goods arrive and UKPW will collect the tax from the customer and pay HMRC on their behalf. UKPW then scans the goods and validates them against the manifest before releasing them to the final mile carrier. Savvy continues to provide 24/7 tracking of the goods until they reach their final destination, providing complete visibility and transparency to the customer. UKPW retains all customs records as proof for the customer, if later requested by HMRC.

UKPW feels privileged to offer a new tailored solution to a persistent barrier for cross-border online retailers.

Lee Bucktrout, Chief Executive of UKP Worldwide, said:

“It’s a very exciting time for us as our eCommerce business is growing substantially and we are investing resources into our customs clearance services to fulfil that demand. We offer our customers a simplified one-stop solution removing the hurdles that can come from moving goods through UK customs, particularly in these uncertain times for cross-border supply chains. Our new hub in Buckinghamshire will deliver significant savings for our customers and keep their supply chain moving, and most importantly, their customers satisfied.

We look forward to welcoming new business to UKPW in the weeks and months ahead.”

For further information on how you can take advantage of this service, please contact Guy Cliffe on 07747 271 676 or email guy.cliffe@ukpworldwide.com.


Super Typhoon Rai has caused a landfall near the Siargao Islands. The typhoon intensified rapidly reaching a strength of category 5 super typhoon on the Saffir Simpson scale in the space of two days. Local authorities have raised the tropical cyclone warning signal to 5 for the Visayas region, Mindanao and the Palawan Islands. Processing and delivery delays are to be expected.

Merry Christmas from us to you!


I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you on behalf of everyone at UKP Worldwide for sticking with us and allowing us to support your business during these testing times. Covid has brought lots of challenges to businesses of every shape and size across various sectors, but we are coming through the other side and looking forward to working with you on the next phase of our business journey.

Normally this time of year, we would be getting ready to send out our Christmas cards and festive gifts to our customers, clients and supplier partnerships, but this year we have decided to do things a little differently and support a charity across the road from our head office, Thomley.




Thomley prides itself on being a place for all people of all abilities and disabilities. For some families Thomley is a lifeline, allowing parents and carers to catch up with other families, for disabled adults and children to socialise, take part in activities that might not be possible at home and help develop those life skills needed as children transition into adulthood. A community where everyone comes together and supports each other.

For more information on how you can support Thomley with their Christmas appeal click here.

We look forward to working with you in 2022. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Lee Bucktrout
CEO, UKP Worldwide