WFS tracking goes global

Airfreight handler Worldwide Flight Services is deploying Descartes Core Bluetooth Low Energy readers across its global operations. Already live at WFS’ airport locations in Paris, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, New York and Houston, the readers will be introduced at other international in 22 countries to track cargo, parcels and mail shipments in real-time whether in the air or on the ground. [+]

Customs controls are coming, warns Descartes expert

The European Commission will impose full customs controls on all imports from and exports to the UK after 29 March in the case of a No Deal scenario, warns Martin Meacock, a director of software firm Descartes. He says that the European Commission has called on EU member states to ... [+]

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 Chief replacement and was now ... [+]

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’ hosted Netfreight software to manage ... [+]

Antique trade goes high-tech

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is using Descartes Systems Group’s e-Customs and Pentant customs connectivity and import/export inventory control solutions to submit information to HMRC. BADA chief executive Marco Forgione said it would give members legislative clarification, in particular for Temporary Admissions (TA) requirements. [+]

Descartes improves visibility on the Channel

UK customs clearance agent ChannelPorts is using Descartes e-Customs and Descartes Pentant solutions to improve the speed and visibility of its declarations. ChannelPorts managing director Paul Wells says that the Descartes Pentant application would give a flexible and cost-effective solution designed around the company’s specific operational and logistical needs to manage ... [+]

Descartes acquires Impatex

The UK’s largest and oldest-established customs and freight forwarding software company, Impatex has been acquired by US-based Descartes Systems. Owned by its founder, Peter Day, who launched the company in 1980 and was joined in the business by his wife Sue in 1982, Impatex provides its iCE (Integrated Customs for Europe) ... [+]

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