Canadian logistics, compliance and insurance software company Oceanwide Inc. announced that they are the first Canadian company to provide access for their customers to the Air Advanced Commercial Information (AACI) portal for both Carriers and Forwarders. This software solution allows Airlines and their partners to file the mandatory advanced manifest to Canadian Customs (CBSA) in keeping with the December 12th voluntary deadline.
‘We are very proud of our accomplishment today. With the completed testing and approval of our Air Advanced Commercial Information solution Oceanwide is in a unique position in that we offer the trade community the full suite of AMS and ACI software solutions’ said Jonathan Wasserman C.O.O.
The advanced manifest rules went into effect first in the United States followed quickly by Canada as a part of their broad cargo security initiative. This information which is transmitted to the governments for inspection prior to the goods leaving their origin countries allows for proactive measures to turn away goods deemed potentially unsafe. This initiative is meant to hopefully stave off potential risk to its citizens. Similar efforts are being discussed in the European Union.
‘Oceanwide recognizes the importance of these initiatives and the partnership that the trade and government have in keeping our borders safe. We are proud to be an active partner. With the release of our Advanced Truck Manifest system for shipments bound for the United States released last month, and our new AACI solution we expect even more attention will be paid to this important initiative.’ said Mr. Wasserman when commenting on the importance of software vendors making compliance with the new manifest rules manageable by the trade community.