Supporting the establishment & operation of UK freeports
North Star became involved in the bid structure and operations of freeports in 2020, taking part in part in several workshops and networking events to develop the bid structure, the implementation and operating principles of Freeports. Our network of contacts amongst trade organisations, port operators, logistics companies and importing/exporting manufacturing companies, played a major role.
Our role was in the contribution of thought leadership on the types of activity required to create the bid, practical proposals of how the Freeport could operate and what it would take to make the Freeport operational.
Providing expertise and advice
In addition, we provided expertise and drew on our experience in the setting up and operation of international supply chains, taking into consideration the physical flow of material, the financial and trade compliance requirements of importing and exporting goods under various tariff and export control regimes.