MNX Global Logistics is a premium global provider of specialized, expedited transportation and logistics services to customers in the life sciences, medical device, aviation and technology sectors. MNX is using the cloud-based Descartes Air Cargo Advance Screening™ (Descartes ACAS™) compliance solution to meet with the new mandatory advanced security filing requirements for air cargo imports into the U.S.

Created to enhance security and provide visibility to cargo before it’s in the air, Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) is a joint U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program that requires data be submitted prior to loading at a foreign airport. On June 12, 2018, ACAS became mandatory for air forwarders and carriers following the conclusion of the voluntary compliance ACAS pilot program.

MNX was one of the earliest adopters of the Descartes ACAS solution, which allowed the company to display innovation leadership, ensure cargo security, and lead the industry in standards for screening and moving high-value shipments around the world.

Why Descartes for ACAS?

Descartes has been involved with the ACAS pilot since its inception. We understand the requirements of small, mid-size and large forwarders, as well as carriers. What’s different about Descartes is our adaptable, turnkey architecture and extensibility. With the U.S. among many other countries that are deploying similar security filing programs worldwide, getting on board with an extensible solution is critical. Our expertise and flexible range of options can help the air cargo industry rapidly achieve compliance, and do it what it does best—move freight.

Solution Helps Air Cargo Industry Meet Mandatory Requirements for ACAS Submissions

The Descartes ACAS solution collects the required data elements, validates the data format and transmits it to CBP within the required timeframes. The solution uses the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) to collect house bill information directly from air forwarders’ enterprise systems to file directly to CBP without manual intervention, which increases data accuracy and timeliness. 

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Written by Scott Sangster

Vice President, Global Logistics Network at Descartes