HK EU24 Seminar

Please note that this video is presented in Cantonese with Simplified Chinese subtitles.

On November 22, 2010, CargoSmart presented at a seminar on EU’s 24-hour Advanced Manifest Regulation, hosted by the HK Shippers’ Council, the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Ltd, and the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association. Ralph Ho, professional services manager, presented CargoSmart’s EU24 Visibility Solution. The solution provides sophisticated event and exception management tools that let shippers and logistics service providers monitor their shipments bound by the EU24 rule from shipping instructions submission, to carriers’ ENS filings, and through cargo delivery at the last port of discharge. Read More…


CargoSmart Launches EU Import Control System Solution

On October 12, 2010, CargoSmart announced the release of its Import Control System Solution for ocean carriers, NVOCCs, and forwarder self-filers.

Starting on January 1, 2011, ocean carriers will be required to file Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for shipments bound for the European Union (EU). Carriers will be responsible for submitting the filings through the EU’s Import Control System (ICS) no later than 24 hours before vessel loading at the foreign port for deep sea containerized shipments and two hours before vessel arrival for short sea shipments. If the ENS is not filed in a timely manner or if the data is inaccurate or incomplete, carriers may be subject to penalties and shippers may face supply chain delays from customs holds. Read More…


Update from the JoC Webcast on EU Trade Compliance

CargoSmart recently attended a webcast hosted by The Journal of Commerce to learn updates about European Commission’s version of the “24-hour rule,” which will be implemented on January 1, 2011.

Speakers at the webcast included Lars Kjaer, Senior Vice President of the World Shipping Council, and Michael Lux, head of the Customs Procedures unit of the Directorate of the European Commission. Read More…