Leading Manufacturer, Supplier & Retailer of air freight service, Ocean Freight Service, Warehousing Services, Pallet Services and Customs Clearance Services.
MIES International brings the sense of urgency in dealing with airfreight shipments that our customers demand. Be it import or export, MIES has the hard won reputation as being able to handle any shipment no matter how simple or complex in the same professional manner. We are members of IATA giving us access to every major airline in the world. Together with our worldwide network of agents we are able to provide a truly global airfreight service. We operate a same day import airfreight customs clearance facility to all customers. Highly experienced and expert staff are on hand to provide expertise in all areas of documentation and handling procedures. We have regional specialists available to provide support to exporters or importers dealing with the major global trade regions. MIES status as “Listed Agent” ensures the fast track movement by airfreight of export shipments. This also provides government approved security for any consignments handled by MIES. As a premier freight forwarder MIES operates its own customs transit sheds to allow import procedures to be processed within its own facilities. A full range of import and export airfreight support services are available, including: • Immediate same day customs clearance and delivery service • Export packing • Goods in transit insurance • Dangerous goods handling • Shipments covered by Letters of Credit • Project and out of gauge shipments.
Working closely with all the major shipping lines, mies provides reliable and competitive global solutions to your sea-freight supply chain. mies offers both fcl (full container load) and lcl (less than container load) services to and from all major ports worldwide. Operating on a global basis with strategic partnerships, our services are controlled door to door. our purpose built terminals located in the east & west midlands regions provide complete international logistics packages to midlands based companies. ocean freight is recognised as the “value for money transport solution” and our years of expertise in handling sea-freight, is second to none. Our international logistics centres provide a range of additional services for the ocean-freight shipper, including: • load planning • bonded transfer from port to our e.r.t.s • project and out of gauge shipments • container loading and un-loading services
Our warehousing units offer safe, secure handling and storage in dry and controlled facilities. They are also secured and protected by electronic monitoring systems, fully alarmed and floodlit. Cctv cameras are in use. we offer year round storage and handling of all types of goods. Our units are also fully approved customs erts (enhanced remote transit shed) facilities and we also have one unit approved as a customs bonded warehouse. our erts approval allows for fast transit and clearance of our customers cargo. All controlled by specially approved software systems, linked directly to local customs stations. mies’ warehousing activities are complemented by a range of cargo handling services. From the smallest of courier shipments, through to full ocean containers, air cargo palletisation and the largest of special out-of-gauge projects, you can rest easy as your cargo is safe in our hands. our warehouse environment allows for special processes including order fulfilment, inventory control; order processing; pick and pack and despatch. Customers can tailor a warehouse, handling and administration package to meet their individual supply chain requirements.
Export packing is an integral part of any international commercial transaction. it is however, like many aspects of trade, not a topic that is black or white. The primary function of an export packer is to ensure that, in the event of encountering the potential hazards of transit and delivery, the product is delivered to the customer in the same condition as when it commenced the journey, that’s where mies international comes in. mies international has the resources and know-how to ensure your exports are handled and shipped correctly, it brings to bear a huge experience to overcome the many challenges that international trade presents. the export packing operation takes place at our 20, 000 square foot warehouse based at east midlands airport. the facility is equipped with a 5000kg crane and we have forklift capacity up to 16000kg. we also have five integral container loading ramps and a low mast forklift for efficient loading of shipping containers. we offer a complete on site packing service including the loading and securing of containers anywhere in the uk. most countries the uk exports to requires timber packaging be treated in accordance with ispm15 (ukwpmmp) mies international operates under that scheme, therefore all the timber we use is treated and stamped accordingly.
The need for an office at every port has gone. With the modernisation of hm revenue & customs all customs entries and payments are dealt with electronically via a centralised hmr&c location. With our continuous investment in computer systems and communications, mies specialist customs clearance staff are able to clear your import or export cargo from any of our terminals no matter what port or airport your goods arrive or depart. your import arrivals can either be cleared from local port inventories or moved into one of our customs bonded warehouse at tamworth, east midlands or heathrow airports for local clearance and re-distribution. mies are able to provide help and advice with; • import customs clearance • customs classification • export customs clearance • duty rates • binding tariff information • customs freight simplified procedures (cfsp) • bonded warehouse removals • customs consultancy • fiscal representation • special customs procedures; ipr, opr, end use relief etc.
A letter of credit is a document issued by a financial institution, or a similar party, assuring payment to a seller of goods and/or services provided certain documents have been presented to the bank. these are documents that prove that the seller has performed the duties under an underlying contract (e.g., sale of goods contract) and the goods (or services) have been supplied as agreed.