Compass offers a dedicated service focused on ensuring smooth movement of goods through the port for all stakeholders in the port community. It provides inventory control and connection to the HMRC’s CHIEF and CDS systems, linking ports and terminal operators and regulatory bodies such as DEFRA and Port Health Authority.

Whether you are a shipping line, freight forwarder, logistics operator or haulier, Compass provides instant visibility across the network to facilitate smooth and efficient trade across UK frontiers.

Why Use Compass?

  • Direct access to the HMRC’s CHIEF and CDS systems for automatic customs clearance.
  • Inventory control and easy to navigate processes
  • Links to the terminal operating systems to enable the movement of goods in and out.
  • Monitor real-time progress of cargo and arrange movement of goods between locations.
  • An audit trail - Compass tracks the progress and any changes from start to finish.
  • Flexible routing of reports
  • Single sign-on access across sites.

Where you can use Compass

Compass can be used at the following ports and inland destinations:

  • Southampton
  • Tilbury
  • London Gateway
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • East Midlands
  • Chatham
  • Reading
  • Belfast
  • Leeds
  • Immingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Hull
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CNS Compass Transaction Charges

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