With an aim of increasing vigilance towards managing shipments, especially that of dangerous or potentially harmful goods, many countries have implemented automated (electronic) processes to ensure intricate screening of shipments. In this regard, a major transformative initiative was, modernizing and improving cross-border processes with the introduction of Electronic Manifest (eManifest).
Introduced as part of the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) initiative, eManifest requires carriers and freight forwarders to electronically transmit shipment information to country’s border agency in prescribed format, within specific time frames and in advance. Variations of electronic Manifest are being implemented by border service agencies across the globe.
With the transition from paper-based system to electronic transmission of information, organisations are already adopting customized solutions to ensure compliance to electronic Manifest (eManifest). Kale Logistics Solutions’ integrated eManifest filing system provides a robust and user-friendly solution for carriers and Freight Forwarders (FF), facilitating compliance with the latest filing mandate. The platform enables carriers and freight forwarders to file Import and Export manifest details to local Customs/security agencies as per prescribed EDI messaging formats.
The manifest received in various EDI formats is converted into the formats accepted by local Customs/security agencies. After inserting a digital signature, it is then submitted to the local Customs/security agencies. Upon receipt, the agencies generate acknowledgements. The system then forwards the same to respective carrier or freight forwarder.