CEVA Logistics Implements New US Customs Brokerage System
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s largest supply chain management companies, has successfully completed the implementation of a new Customs brokerage system for its US operation.
CEVA initiated the move to introduce state-of-the-art systems following a mandate from US Customs which requires all forwarders to file their entries using ACE (the Automated Commercial Environment) by the end of February 2016. ACE will become the primary system through which the trade community – including forwarders – must report all imports and exports.
CEVA’s Vice President Customs Brokerage & Import Services, Jane Pedersen Sorensen said, “With our start-up on November 3rd, we were one of the first large brokers in the industry to comply with the new regulations immediately following Customs originally-mandated ACE implementation date of November 1st. Our implementation with CargoWise One, offering full ACE functionality, is a major step forward for our business.”
Since 2014, CEVA has been working on its new link to ACE when it selected Wise Tech Global and its CargoWise One program as the system with which to link its internal software, such as CEVA Matrix OFS and Navigator, to provide a more user-friendly and modern platform for users. The project has removed a number of legacy systems and synchronized all current IT interfaces and customer links.
Ms. Sorensen added, “It was a bit like tearing down an old home and rebuilding it without the benefit of all the historic plans. It was challenging, yet such a valuable project. Our Brokerage team deserves real credit for their outstanding dedication and a wonderfully smooth outcome. We are delighted with the new system and the fact that we’re ready in advance of Customs’ new deadline of February 28th”.
CargoWise One operates on cloud-based technology. Next on CEVA’s radar is the launch of its customer portal which will allow importers to better manage their business with CEVA and achieve transparent Customs clearance information.