Japan Customs integrated into CHAMP platform

Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems added Japan Customs to its Traxon Global Customs platform, which will enable carriers to submit advance cargo information (ACI) directly to the customs authority. Through the platform, airlines and ground handlers can interface directly with Japan Customs and share data from a number of documents, including Master Air Waybills, House Manifests and […]

CHAMP, Icelandair participate in pilot for Canadian cargo screening

The Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems, which has been gaining traction in the digital freight-booking realm, is participating in a government initiative in Canada to share screening data for improved security. The IT company and Icelandair Cargo teamed up for Transport Canada’s Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) pilot, which is equivalent to the Air Cargo Advanced Screening […]

UPS’ Cindy Miller on the redefinition of ‘customer experience’ in forwarding

There was a time not long ago when the shipment of goods across an international border was considered a matter of grave, time-consuming importance that may take days to resolve. With e-commerce, those days are gone forever as customer expectations are continuing to be more demanding. The concept of waiting the traditional “five to seven business […]

Growing Accustomed: Customs platforms give edge to smaller forwarders

Sometimes the smallest things can have the greatest impact. Take customs clearance, for example, in the air cargo handling process. Carlos Jaramillo, president of Miami-based freight forwarder Marca Global Logistics, recalls a shipment of cargo earlier this year coming from the Far East into Miami to be trans-shipped to Chile, but was held up briefly […]

AMI launches click2ship in South Africa, streamlining import process

Airfreight and express wholesaler AMI has launched its click2ship Express Imports in South Africa, an importing platform for freight agents, domestically and abroad, that consolidates imports pricing into one service. Standard operating procedures require freight agents to source and price out individual steps such as collection at origin, customs export entries, freight transport, customs clearance […]

CEVA streamlines customs clearance process in Brazil

Netherlands-based CEVA Logistics has unveiled a new strategy to expedite customs clearance for the imports and exports it moves through Brazil, and it’s simple – handle customs locally. Every month CEVA carries out roughly 3,000 customs clearance processes in Brazil, 800 of which move through São Paulo’s Viracopos Airport. CEVA said that by relying on […]