Trade Tech, a global supplier of cloud-based solutions for the logistics industry, announced today that it continues to sign up and integrate new clients as the clock ticks down on the March 1 effective date for the Japan 24-Hour Ocean Advance Filing Rules (JP24).
The JP24 regulations require ocean carriers and NVOCCs to electronically submit filings for all Japan-bound containerized ocean cargo 24 hours prior to the vessel loading at the port of origin. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
“The biggest issue facing the forwarding community right now is the deadline at the end of this week for compliance with the new Japan 24 Hour Rule,” says Bryn Heimbeck, CEO of Trade Tech. “Now is the final push to sign up and get started.”
Heimbeck says that Trade Tech has the bandwidth to sign up any customer who has not yet complied and stresses that “there is still time.”
Trade Tech’s solutions help non-vessel operators (NVOCCs) and carriers (VOCCCs) avoid any and all penalties by making it easy for them to meet their filing requirements, Heimbeck says.“ We offer a web entry solution, an EDI solution and, if the client prefers, we can do the data entry for them.”
Heimbeck adds that each of its offices around the world is able to sign up and assist customers in complying with JP24. He notes that company established a presence in Japan about a year ago when it opened an office in Tokyo, which is now fully staffed and offering complete customer support. Over the last seven months, Trade Tech has offered many seminars and webinars to help the shipping pubic understand JP24 and what they need to do to be prepared. “We are supporting our customers by giving them the information they need and by developing Cloud-based IT solutions that improve supply chain management,” Heimbeck says.