Dear customer,

From 1. January 2021, your transport to and from the UK will always start with a customs declaration. Once this has been done, you declare the customs documents digitally to the port operators via Portbase.

This pre-registration with Portbase is compulsory for all the shipping companies and ports listed:


- Stena Line

- P&O Ferries

- CldN

- Sea-Cargo

- Rotterdam

- Amsterdam

- Hoek van Holland


Otherwise your vehicle will not be allowed access to the port terminal. So make sure you agree on who does what in your logistics chain. In 4 simple steps you can ensure fast transport via the Dutch ports also in 2022.


Ready in 4 steps:

1. Submission of import/export declaration or T-document via Portbase

2. Pre-registration of customs documents with Portbase

3. Registration for Portbase services (possible without subscription to TSF)

4. If the terminal has the customs document (in advance) a smooth shipment is possible

At https://www.tsf-ferries.com you will find a checklist of the steps


Offers TSF Transport GmbH:

We will be happy to transfer your customs documents to Portbase for you. With TSF, the transfer/registration of your customs documents is possible without a single basic fee and without a subscription. Instead, we charge a small fee per application. We will be happy to advise you or prepare an offer for you.

Do you have any further questions about Brexit or customs clearance? Do not hesitate and contact us via our contact form or by e-mail at buchung@tsf-ferries.com