Company Profile: Freight Forwarding Services 

Descartes Solution: e-Customs 

About the Client: Experienced freight forwarding specialists offering a full range of import and export services. 

Quick Overview


Over the past few years SSOIF has undergone rapid growth. The need to prepare ever increasing customs declarations daily with speed and with accuracy is paramount to their business success. They need their business to be fully compliant on any upcoming customs changes with a software system and support that is available 24/7. 


e-Customs - Descartes software is CDS compliant. Descartes software helps enable Compliance with Customs Regulations & Procedures in the UK and Beyond.

SSOIF offers a complete freight forwarding service to their clients. Based in St Helens they offer the full range of import and export services. Working with a network of reliable global agents to support their worldwide operation.  

This allows SSOIF to cater for all forwarding requirements and ensure a quality service at every stage. Whether it’s shipping Door to Quay/Airport or Door to Door, SSOIF can provide all the support their clients need. Always on hand to answer any freight forwarding questions, solve problems and find the most appropriate solution to any importing and exporting challenges businesses may face. 

Software Solutions

SSOIF help businesses negotiate the complexities of regulatory compliance with the help and support of Descartes e-Customs software solutions. Descartes cloud based solutions offer the industry’s widest array of customs & regulatory Compliance solutions.  

At Descartes we understand that keeping pace with the evolving regulatory environment is a primary challenge for traders, customs brokers and forwarders alike. Beyond this, in today’s competitive environment, businesses require an advanced system that can boost productivity, streamline workflows and enable compliance at every step of the way.  

Descartes are proud that our software is helping drive successful businesses like SSOIF. The Descartes e-Customs solution offers a comprehensive range of customs management modules to cater with the demands of the international trade community. 

‘‘Since starting our customs operation we have used Descartes e-Customs. We have seen rapid growth in this time and have been extremely pleased with the service provided through each stage of this development. Keying numerous customs regimes and declarations daily, we have been impressed with the response and service from both the system and the staff at Descartes.  

The reporting and management tools allow our customers and ourselves clear visibility and management of their customs requirements and compliance. We are looking forward to our continued relationship’’. 

- Angus Hirst, Head of Customs, SSOIF 

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