-Global NVO ready for new Japan Customs requirements-
Clark, New Jersey, March 10, 2014 - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces adoption of CargoSmart’s Japan AFR (advanced filing rules) management solution to effectively address Japan’s new compliance requirement which goes into effect March 10th with no grace period. NVOCCs and ocean carriers are required to electronically submit filings for all Japan-bound ocean cargo or receive substantial penalties for not filing. Well before the approaching deadline, CaroTrans successfully modified its proprietary system and had its team trained and ready to accommodate the new regulation. CaroTrans is using EDI and online functionality of CargoSmart’s AFR solution.
Dashboard monitoring, a component of the CargoSmart solution, provides CaroTrans with visibility to filings and their status, and helps avoid the risk of missing filings. They also allow for timely notifications to customers and the effective management of this process to boost operational efficiency.
“We are pleased that CaroTrans is leveraging CargoSmart’s online and EDI solutions to comply with Japan’s Advance Filing Rules,” said Kim Le, director of CargoSmart North America. “CargoSmart’s solutions connect CaroTrans’ network of offices and agents to interact and ensure shipments globally are in compliance.”
“CaroTrans’ team is fully equipped to submit the necessary freight information on-time and accurately for Japan’s AFR. We are committed to complying with these important regulations to ensure the safety and security of global trade,” said Greg Howard, global CEO of CaroTrans.
Established in 1979, CaroTrans International is one of the world’s leading NVOCCs providing global LCL, less-than-container load, and FCL, full container load services. CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.
The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include - booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking. They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions. For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.
CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.
For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com
CargoSmart Limited (www.cargosmart.com) is a Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider that enables shippers, consignees, logistics service providers, NVOCCs, and ocean carriers to keep cargo moving and delivered on time. Award-winning shipment management applications include visibility, documentation, contract management, compliance, and private label solutions. CargoSmart launched its services in October 2000 and has helped over 22,000 customers lower transportation management costs, streamline operations, and reduce the risk of late shipments.