Maritime ports and wharves location codes for Data Element 5/23 of the Customs Declaration Service

Find the codes which can be used in Data Element 5/23 to identify the location where the goods may be examined for maritime ports and wharves (Appendix 16C).


Maritime ports and wharves location codes for Data Element 5/23 of the Customs Declaration Service

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Using the relevant codes from the list, enter the location where the goods are held at the time of making the declaration, separate guidance is available for Roll on Roll off (RoRo) movements.

The code for the location to be declared in Data Element 5/23 is shown in column 2.

Published 10 December 2018
Last updated 112 MarchApril 2024 + show all updates
  1. Code GBAUAVOAVOAVO2 has been added for Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol.

  2. Codes have been added for Premier Cement in Howdendyke, Ferguson Transport in Lochcarron and Irlam Container Terminal on the Manchester Ship Canal.

  3. GBAUASGOBAASG has been added for Ardrishaig, GBAUCTMMEDCON for Chatham Docks - Convoys Wharf, GBAUKYLINVKYL for Kyle of Lochalsh and GBAUKYNABDKYN for Kyleakin, GBAUTPOPLYOFD for Plymouth - Thanckes Oil Fuel Depot, GBAUSHOSHOPNW for Penney's Wharf in Shoreham, GBAUSHOSHOTBW for Tuberville Wharf in Shoreham, GBAUNFTMEDNTW for Seacon Terminals Ltd in Northfleet, GBAUPOCMIDPC1 for Tees Clarance Port and GBAUWHEBELWHE for Whitehead.

  4. GBAUTILLONJWA1 and GBAUTILLONJWA2 have been added for Port of Tilbury and Port of Tilbury (Breakbulk). GBAUPMEPTMPOR1 and GBAUPMEPTMPOR4 have been added for Portico Shipping Ltd at Portsmouth and GBAUPMEPTMSID1 has been added for Condor Ferries at No 5 Berth, Portsmouth.

  5. GBAUPOOPOOPOP1 has been added for Poole.

  6. The following codes have been added: GBAUSVTLONRPR for Peruvian Wharf at Silvertown and GBAUPOOPOOPLO for Condor Ferries in Poole.

  7. Maritime ports and wharves duplicate code (GBAUDNUARGHLM) has been removed.

  8. Codes have been added for Alexander Wharf in Barking and Dowlais Wharf in Cardiff.

  9. The location code GBAUHULHULHKI for King George Dock has been added.

  10. Codes have been added for Sibelco Bulk Clay Ports (Marine) at Bideford and 2 Plymouth locations.

  11. Additions to Maritime ports and wharves location codes for Tranmere - Essar Oil North and South Jetty, Chatham Docks Southside - Aggregate Industries and Birkenhead - Finsa UK Ltd Vitorria Wharf.

  12. Details at Aberdeen, Northfleet, Pembroke, Skewen, Southampton and Teignmouth have been added.

  13. Codes have been added for Lafarge Wharf in Grays, Alexandra Dock in Newport and South Dock in Newport.

  14. A facility for Portrack Seafreight Ltd at Billingham has been added.

  15. This page has been updated with additions for DFDS Seaways, Milford Haven Port Authority, Morris & Co (Handlers) Ltd, Associated British Ports, Belfast Harbour, Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) Belfast Ltd, Frontier Agriculture Ltd, Grimaldi, Heyn Group Ltd, London Container Terminal and Marchwood Military Port.

  16. This page has been updated to include information about Castletown, Isle of Man.

  17. Minor outdated guidance has been removed.

  18. This page has been updated to reflect amended location details, specifically changes to Milford Haven South Hook LNG Berths 1 & 2, Milford Haven Dragon LNG Wharf, Northfleet Terminal Wharf, Northfleet Tower Wharf and Stromness.

  19. First published.