WINDSOR, Ont. — BorderConnect announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has certified BorderConnect as an official service provider for the Automated Commercial Environments’ (ACE) electronic manifest pre-notification system for highway carriers.
“We’ve listened to our customers and built a system the carrier community is very excited about,” said Daniel Dent, president and CEO of Upfactor. “BorderConnect is used to prevent delays for over 35,000 Canadian shipments each month for carriers. We anticipate the same volume for U.S. shipments when ACE becomes mandatory. Certification is a big first step for many trucking companies ready to take advantage of ACE.”
BorderConnect aims to improve the time it takes to submit manifests while viewing customs status for inbound and outbound shipments. Carriers may transmit manifests directly from their dispatching software by opting to integrate with BorderConnect as well.
“We’ve been hearing from a lot of carriers that have tried the ACE Portal. They want an easier, faster tool”, said Dent. “Most are concerned about the time and cost when using the ACE Portal. They are aware that Canadian Customs will require electronic manifests in the future with ACI, which means trucking executives need to choose a system that will work for that as well.”
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