Stamp of Approval

Are you a fan of ocean container shipping for international trade or simply a stamp collector? If so, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a treat for you.

On July 28, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service will begin selling first-class mail stamps honoring the U.S. Merchant Marine. The series features four vessels: Read More…


Five Best Practices for a Successful Cloud Computing Implementation

Cloud computing has become one of the hottest topics in the technology world. Whether you are a shipper, a logistics service provider, or an ocean carrier, cloud computing offers many opportunities to improve global shipping and logistics management processes. You can quickly access the latest product enhancements, easily adopt new technology as your needs evolve, and have greater flexibility and control of your spending with pay-as-you-go services. While cloud computing for the supply chain has many benefits, before implementing a new solution, it is important to consider how secure, private, and scalable it is. CargoSmart has been helping customers to enjoy the benefits and develop best practices for implementing transportation and global trade management solutions in the cloud. To ensure a successful implementation and reap the most benefits from cloud computing services, we recommend that you consider the following tips: Read More…


CargoSmart CEO, Steve Siu, Speaks at TIBCO’s tibbr® 3.0 Launch Event

(You can also view the video in Youku)

Mr Steve Siu, CEO of CargoSmart Limited, spoke at TIBCO’s Tibbr 3.0 launch event held on July 13, 2011 in Singapore. CargoSmart has implemented tibbr to improve real-time collaboration between employees, streamline information sharing, and improve connectivity amongst employees in separate offices.“ Tibbr social networking platform is a “good fit” with its real-time collaboration needs as our employees can now leverage each other’s expertise in one setting,” said Mr. Siu.

tibbr® is TIBCO Software Inc.’s enterprise social computing platform. First released in January 2011, tibbr empowers professionals to follow their relevant colleagues, systems, and subjects that drive their businesses. tibbr 3.0 will add robust unified communications capabilities and will strengthen integration to important enterprise systems. It is slated to be generally available in August 2011. Read More…


EU24 Grace Period Lifted: Is Your Company in Compliance?

The EU24 temporary six-month grace period has ended as of June 30, 2011. Carriers are notifying customers that they will not load their cargo if shipping instructions (SIs) are not received in time. In addition, European Union (EU) member states’ customs authorities may inspect customers’ cargo, apply Do Not Load instructions, and enforce penalties if shipments are not in compliance. Are you prepared?


Background

As of January 1, 2011, ocean carriers are required to file Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for shipments bound for the EU to comply with Regulation 1875/2006 also known as EU24. If the ENS is not filed in a timely manner or if the data is inaccurate or incomplete, carriers may receive customs Do Not Load instructions and shippers’ cargo may be delayed. According to The Journal of Commerce, the EU is expected to enforce the rule as of July 1, 2011. Read More…


Contract Signing Ceremony with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd., one of the world’s leading logistics providers, has selected CargoSmart’s private label sailing schedule solution to provide its customers access to consolidated ocean carrier sailing schedules. On July 11, Mr. Mark Hellmann, President and CEO of Hellmann Asia, and Mr. Steve Siu, CEO of CargoSmart Limited, attended a contract signing ceremony at CargoSmart’s Hong Kong office. Read More…