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CEVA implements cloud based customs brokerage

William Payne
February 4, 2016
 
Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has implemented a new customs brokerage system, complying with the new automated commercial environment (ACE) requirements of the US Customs authority.

“With our start-up on November 3, 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 1.  Our implementation with CargoWise One, offering full ACE functionality, is a major step forward for our business,” said Jane Pedersen Sorensen, vice president Customs Brokerage & Import Services, CEVA Logistics.

CargoWise One operates on cloud-based technology. Next, CEVA will launch its customer portal which will allow importers to better manage their business with CEVA and achieve transparent customs clearance information.

CEVA began work on its new link to ACE in 2014 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, modern platform for users. The project has removed a number of legacy systems and synchronised all current IT interfaces and customer links.

Sorensen adds, “It was a bit like tearing down an old home and rebuilding it without the benefit of all the historic plans.  It was a 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 28.”