Visibility of all Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings

The Descartes Ocean ACE™ service utilizes a simple web user interface (UI) to enable customers to login via the Internet and monitor the progress of all Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) eManifest submissions with comprehensive validations. The service sends the data directly to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection's (CBP’s) ACE service and provides a view of the status of that filing. Additionally as a fallback procedure the eManifest filing can be created, edited and submitted within the application. Customers have the option of receiving status updates via electronic data interchange (EDI) if they choose. E-alerts can also be used to notify the customer via email if there is a problem.


  • Status Querying. Lets users electronically submit queries in a Web form to determine the status of an individual cargo manifest. Enables searches using the same basic information included in the actual paper document, including bill of lading, container number, and port of origin. User can print the status information, such as “released,” “on hold,” etc.
  • Flexible Templates. Uses the Web form option to present shipment information in templates that can mimic existing paper documents. Allows authorized users to add, modify and delete cargo manifest templates to accommodate the fields important to their customers and business processes. Descartes offers similar services for the VAN and in-network translation options.
  • Reference and Reporting. Captures shipment information from the electronic manifest and stores it in a secure data repository. Users can select optional extended storage that permits historical review of the information and customized reporting such as shipment volume by customer, by type of cargo or by port.
  • Information Privacy. Transmits information via the secure Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), protecting the privacy of all parties. Links information to trading partners or regulatory agencies as specified by the customer.