Descartes recently sponsored a Web Seminar, hosted by American Shipper, titled "3PL Evolution - Purchase Order Management Tools Reshape the Intermediary's Role."
As international trade and transportation has become more complex, traditional intermediaries are struggling to keep up with the requirements of the shippers they serve. Documentation must be complete, accurate and timely. Shipments must arrive on time. Security requirements are not negotiable. Shippers need to continually reduce their costs.
Keeping pace with the latest regulations is critical to speed the movement of goods across borders. Descartes’ ACE-enabled solutions solutions are unique in that our customers can benefit from the added functionality of ACE compliance while achieving a higher level of productivity and increased efficiency.
This white paper is in the form on an interactive PDF. The piece details how successful brokers and importer self-filers are taking a systematic approach in their adoption of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). They are working to ensure that compliance does not disrupt their business; capitalizing on the potential benefits of the regulation; and taking active steps now to ensure a smooth transition ahead of anticipated deadlines.
ACAS was designed to provide CBP with data concerning the parties and commodities involved in air cargo prior to loading on an aircraft at a foreign port. With information about inbound air shipments further back in the supply chain, CBP will be able to better indentify high-risk shipments into the United States. In addition, the program will speed the movement of lower-risk shipments while resources can focus on higher-risk shipments for additional screening.
With a history of providing air cargo customs and security filing solutions, Descartes has created a cloud-based solution to answer the requirements of ACAS, offering air forwarders an innovative way to comply while keeping operating costs in line.