IT Suppliers

Easy data-retrieval from ASM

Freight software firm Agency Sector Management has developed a new web-based data archiving app to help forwarders retrieve critical data and stay compliant with the Customs declaration process. It forms part of ASM’s freight management software Sequoia, and can be accessed remotely, making it easier for forwarders to store as well as to retrieve critical documentation. The archive stores details of jobs, declarations, shipments, agent inventory records, consolidations, transit movements, sales invoices, ... [+]

Descartes hails first CDS declaration

Descartes says that it the first successful declarations submitted via HMRC’s new CDS system had been carried out using its e-Customs system, on 3 September. Descartes says it has been working closely with HMRC to prepare their first trader for making the first declaration using the ... [+]

Oakland appoints IT director

UK and Ireland multi temperature supply chain operator Oakland International has appointed Shaun Devey as group IT director, a new boardroom role focused on enhancing information technology across group operations. He will support Oakland’s aim of delivering technology innovation and change, improved operational performance and ... [+]

CDS success is vital says tax firm – updated

Implementation of HMRC’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) programme is absolutely vital, warns Brad Ashton, customs and international trade partner at audit and tax firm RSM following the launch of the first software release for the new system. He said: ‘It’s hard to overestimate the importance of ... [+]

BluJay buys customs specialist Grosvenor

  Supply chain software provider BluJay Solutions is to buy UK and European customs and compliance specialist Grosvenor International Systems. Grosvenor's customs duty management systems help importers and exporters to increase efficiency, improve cashflow and reduce costs. Grosvenor's customs development director Lorenzo Rossetti, said: “Our solution is ... [+]

Cathay tests Bluetooth beacons

Cathay Pacific and Unilode say they have successfully concluded a proof of technology trial of Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons at the airline's cargo hub in Hong Kong. The two partners, together with OnAsset Intelligence, focused on the practicality of using these wireless devices in the multi-storey, ... [+]

IT firm makes temp-monitoring breakthrough

IT firm Sitaonair says it has a solution to the problem of monitoring temperature-sensitive goods in flight. In a demonstration with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, CargoLogicAir and OnAsset Intelligence at the Farnborough Air Show in July, it showed how data provided through sensors during the flight to ... [+]

Lufthansa and Freightos offer real-time booking

Lufthansa Cargo flights has teamed up with the Freightos WebCargo platform to allow forwarders to instantly look up contracted rates, assess capacity, and book cargo on specific flights  in real-time. Freightos WebCargo claims the world’s largest air cargo rate database and now enables real-time pricing, capacity ... [+]

Zencargo and the art of supply chain maintenance

Inefficient supply chains are costing UK business £1.5bn a year, according to a new study by digital freight forwarder Zencargo. It says that detailed analysis of over 100 shipments from a cross section of UK industries suggests that they are wasting over three hours on ... [+]

Car specialist sets up shop with Netfreight

Cherished vehicle logistics specialist Procar has established a new freight forwarding arm using Descartes' hosted Netfreight solution. Procar, which offers specialist vehicle movements and third party logistics has set up its own forwarding operations to improve operational control and save costs and is using Descartes’ ... [+]