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More helpful folk for ASM

Freight software specialist ASM has recruited Feonna Collins and Kara Coakley to its helpdesk department, bringing the team to a total of ten. They both have a background in freight forwarding. [+]

Freight men to join Brexit advice group – updated

FTA policy manager for Northern Ireland Seamus Leheny and Peter MacSwiney, chairman of freight software firm ASM have been appointed to a new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group to explore options to replace the Northern Ireland backstop by the end of 2020. The group consists of 15 technical experts in ... [+]

ASM draws up CDS contingency plan

  Freight software firm Agency Sector Management (ASM) says it is working on contingency plans in the event that the replacement for HMRC’s CHIEF system, Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is delayed. CDS is due to replace CHIEF) system in phases by January 2019, but there is uncertainty whether the new system will ... [+]

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 ... [+]

CDS – more seminars planned

The remaining seminars on the new CDS computer system organised by HMRC, software firm ASM and BIFA are oversubscribed but more are planned in Heathrow, Southampton and Felixstowe Hundreds of logistics businesses have been attending the roadshow to get up to speed on the new Customs Declaration Service coming into force ... [+]

All hail to the new customs computer chief

HMRC’s 1980s-vintage Chief computer system has served the trade well in the quarter century since it was introduced in 1994, but now is the time to move on, BIFA policy and compliance advisor Pawel Jarza told a seminar on its replacement, CDS (Customs Declaration Service). The Union Customs Code (UCC), ... [+]

CDS show gets on the road

Agency Sector Management (ASM), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have joined forces to run a series of seminars ahead of August's phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), the planned replacement for HMRC’s existing Chief computer. The roadshow has been organised in response ... [+]

ASM ready for Brexit

Forwarding software specialist Agency Sector Management (ASM has launched a major upgrade of its Sequoia software including a complete freight management system, from job and shipment management and documentation through to Customs declarations, job costing, and invoicing. ASM says it will avoid the need for data to be rekeyed and therefore ... [+]

Hellmann moves to ASM’s Sequoia

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK is to migrate its perishable product division to ASM’s Sequoia customs clearance platform. It follows a trial period in which feedback from users was universally positive, says the UK-based software company. Hellmann’s business and IS solutions manager, James Darlaston, said:  “Sequoia is truly intuitive. If you understand ... [+]

It’s business as usual for the UK freight industry

The UK's international trade continued to flow on 3 May despite the introduction of the first major changes to EU customs legislation in a quarter of a century, a BIFA expert told a Multimodal seminar. Addressing a workshop session on the new Union Customs Code yesterday (Wednesday 11 May), Robert Windsor, ... [+]

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