ACE and ACI E-Manifest Services-CAMIR EDI-U.S. Customs EDI

  February 22, 2012       By Ray Atia
Businesses can rely on the electronic ACE and EDI manifests to ensure their products are easily able to cross borders, and this minimizes the issues that are associated with long wait times and supply chain problems. E-manifests are becoming easier to procure and appeal to companies that need to ensure real time tracking of their goods. The U.S. Customs EDI provides the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the information that is included on the physical manifests, and this information is ready and waiting at the border when the load arrives. This enables the agents to pre-screen the truck and includes information about the shipment such as the crew, equipment and conveyance that is associated with the load. An e-manifest EDI provides increases efficiency for the CBP agents as well as the shipping firms. Redundancy is eliminated, and the carrier account only needs to be entered into the system at the time of the ordering of materials. This can then be transmitted to the pertinent authorities, and the particular agency can also be notified via RFID technology when the trucker is approaching the physical crossing. Availability of the US Custom EDI at the border on the CBP computers will immediately be provided when the trucker is approaching, and the agents will know everything there is about the particular truck. They can then streamline the vehicle through the crossing, and this increases productivity and efficiency on both sides of the border. Companies will be able to fully realize the benefits that are offered to them with the e-Manifest EDI, and they include the following features. (7) Carriers will be able to submit their information pertaining to the manifests electronically and this will include information about the cargo as well as the carrier. (8) Efficiency at the border crossing has long plagued by shippers and the CBP, and this new system will help to eliminate this problem and streamline the traffic through ports of entry. (8) Reports that are generated to document the compliance of carriers will be much easier to procure and will save shipping firms valuable clerical support time. (9) Real-time tracking is also facilitated with CAMIR EDI, and firms will be able to solve much of their supply chain difficulties and will know where their products are at all times. (10) Security of the border and shipments will be enhanced, and this will also increase the capabilities of commercial carriers. (11) In-bond processing of shipments is another feature that will be enabled with this type of e-manifest. Freight carriers have long been plagued by oppressive waits at border crossings, and now they can rely on ACE EDI to ensure their goods will be quickly shuttled through crossings. This system enables the carrier to provide the necessary manifests electronically, and they can use RFID technology to alert the CBP when their shipments are approaching the port of entry. All of the information that is needed will be in the e-manifest EDI, and there will be no long wait times as the driver will no longer have to spend time looking for paperwork for the CBP.