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  • Vilden's Customs BL Query (e-CBQ)
    Check your cargo shipment status directly with U.S. Customs using ABI
  • e-TRACK - TRACKING & TRACE SYSTEM
    Shipment track and trace over the web, 24x7
  • VGLS - VILDEN GLOBAL LINER SYSTEM
    Fully integrated operations & accounting maritime software system
    designed for shipping lines & agents
  • e-CLEAR - CUSTOMS FILING SOLUTION
    Web-based cargo declaration system. File your manifests easily and quickly.
    Supports U.S. AMS-ACE, E.U. ENS filing, Canadian ACI eManifest,
    Japan's JP24, and more!
  • e-DRAY - INTEGRATED HARBOR TRUCKING
    SYSTEM
    Scheduling, dispatching, equipment tracking, automatic driver pay
    and billing with integrated accounting & more!

Our Solutions

Vilden Associates Inc.

Our focus is to deliver technology solutions that support advanced business processes and provide competitive advantages in today's demanding environment.

Customs Filing

Customs Filing

eCLEAR: Web-based cargo declaration system. File your manifests easily and quickly. Supports U.S. AMS (now ACE), U.S. electronic in-bond, E.U. ENS, Canadian ACI (eManifest), Japan's JP24, and many other filing requirements from across the world.

Container Drayage

Container Drayage

e-DRAY: Comprehensive web-based intermodal trucking software application designed to increase your profits by reducing clerical efforts, improving managerial control, and enhancing customer service.

Liner and Agency

Liner and Agency

Vilden Global Liner System (VGLS): Fully integrated operations & accounting maritime software system designed for shipping lines and agents.

EDI Portal Services

EDI Portal Services

Vilden Portal Services (VPS): Affordable solution for integrating your electronic information interchange (EDI) exchanges seamlessly with your business partners, supports virtually all facets of the supply chain.

Cargo Track & Trace

Cargo Track & Trace

e-TRACK: “Best-of-breed” container tracking and tracing module, second to none.

e-NVOY

NVOCC

e-NVOY: Web-based NVOCC solution. Perform your day to day functions from booking to billing in a single streamlined application.

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Nov 15, 2018

U.S. CUSTOMS UPDATE: Broadening Definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer, ISF 5 Coming December 17th, 2018

In July of 2016, U.S. Customs proposed that the definition of the ISF Importer as they pertain to FROB, IE and T&E shipments, as well as for cargo entering an FTZ/CBW, be expanded and clarified. The proposal was adopted as a rule in April of 2018.   The ruling states the following: For FROB cargo, the new rule defines the ISF Importer as the carrier/NVOCC. For IE and T&E in-bond shipments, and goods to be delivered to an FTZ/CBW, the new rule defines the ISF Importer not only as the carrier/NVOCC, but could also include the goods' owner, purchaser, consignee, or agent such as a licensed customs broker.   Please note, this rule change only applies to FROB cargo, IE and T&E shipments, or cargo entering a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) or Customs Bonded Warehouse (CBW). FROB cargo is any cargo that is not loaded for U.S. discharge but remains on board the vessel during any port call at a U.S. port.   With this change U.S. Customs identifies importers as either the ocean carrier or the non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC). The importer of the shipment is and will continue to be required to file Importer Security Filing (ISF) 5 for FROB cargo.   The effective date of this new rule will be December 17, 2018, and CBP does not expect any further delay of this date.   If you are an NVOCC with cargo that is destined for a non U.S. port and carried on a vessel that will make any calls at a U.S. port before your shipment is discharged, or, if your U.S. counterpart takes responsibility for making in bond arrangements, now would be the time to contact the carrier to see how this modification affects their policy on ISF 5 and whether they intend to continue to file ISF 5, or if this responsibility will be passed on to you.   Several ocean carriers are already requiring NVOs to file ISF 5 for FROB despite the December 17th effective date, therefore we suggest that the NVOCC community begin the process for filing the ISF 5 for cargo that is considered FROB as well as for cargo that will move in bond under an IE or T&E when acting as an agent for the good's owner.   Below you will find the required data elements for filing ISF 5: Booking Party Name and Address Foreign Port of Unlading Place of Delivery Ship to Name and Address Harmonized Tariff Schedule at minimum 6-digit level Additionally, the following data elements are required for ISF5 filing for in bond cargo: Type of In Bond (IE or T&E) Type of bond that is being used (ICB/Importer or Broker/FTZ or ISF) Cargo arrival port Foreign Destination EIN for the bond holder under which the cargo will move in bond   Vilden's Customs filing products already support ISF 5 and 10, please feel free to contact us at info@vilden.com if you have questions or need assistance setting up your ISF 5 filing.

Oct 22, 2018

UN/CEFACT Update: Reporting Back After Attending UN/CEFACT Forum in Hangzhou, China

Over the past year we have been continually reporting on our active participation in discussions hosted by the United Nations (UN) intergovernmental body dealing with global trade efficiency and the use of IT in the supply chain sector. The United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) was established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and for decades has focused on the facilitation of national and international transactions through the simplification and harmonization of processes, procedures, and information flows, aiding the growth of global commerce. There are approximately 300 experts representing every region of the world contributing to UN/CEFACT projects, and we are excited to be a part of these discussions and share the latest information with our customers and partners.   Earlier this month, our VP, Rajiv Garg, attended the 32nd conference in Hangzhou, China.  The event featured 7 main topics for attendees: IoT in Trade Facilitation Use Cases and Examples of Implementation Looked at examples of implementations of Internet of Things (IoT) in facilitating trade in areas such as agriculture, transportation, regulatory, supply chain and benefits that were derived from such implementation. Blockchain in Trade Facilitation: Looking Toward Implementation Discussion focused on the implementation of blockchain in trade facilitation. Showcasing of Transport & Logistics Deliverables: Concrete Applications of Trade Facilitation Through Automation Showcased of published deliverables and on-going projects of the transport and logistics sector within UN/CEFACT, providing explanations on how the standards function as well as returns of experience from implementers. Showcase UN/CEFACT Semantic Specifications in a Way That Suits Implementers of Web Platforms Moderated by Vilden VP Rajiv Garg, this conference discussed and created actionable items towards the facilitation and support of the efforts of all UN/CEFACT supply chain related projects to deliver their semantic specifications in a way that suits implementer of web platforms and pipeline/IoT projects as well as traditional document exchange projects   Towards a Circular Economy - Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable Value Chains (Use Cases and Examples of Implementation)This round table discussion provided a mutual learning space where experts exchanged experiences, proposed solutions to identified problems and anticipated future developments to advance sustainable value chains for a circular economy. Cross-border eCommerceExplored the current state of eCommerce and the inherent challenges faced in this type of trade. UN/LOCODE Advisory Group Meeting 2018 Discussed the current difficulties, challenges and key concerns of the maintenance of UN/LOCODE.   Vilden Associates, Inc. took a more active role in this forum, with Rajiv assuming the position of Domain Coordinator of experts in international supply chain management and taking part in his first moderator role for one of the main topics/discussions at the Hangzhou conference. Another major development from this forum was the participation of some of the larger shipping alliances and major technology corporations. Their interest is in the ongoing development of standards for new technologies that facilitate visibility and data exchange in the supply chain industry. By participating in these forums, we gain insight into evolving technologies and shape global standards that will help simplify the supply chain and international trade. We will use this expertise to enhance our products and to keep our customers current on industry trends. We are looking forward to our new role at UN/CEFACT and will be providing another update soon, stay tuned.

Jul 02, 2018

U.S. Customs Update: Beginning In July, Electronic In-Bond Filing Will Be Required

Late last year, we reported on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had published a final rule that adopts amendments to CBP regulations regarding changes to the in-bond process published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012. The changes in this rule, included the automation of the in-bond process, will require in-bond applications to be submitted electronically for in-bond merchandise transported by ocean/rail/truck through ACE or ABI. (Click to see our December post)   In June, CBP released an updated FAQ regarding the implementation of this requirement with dates attached. Below you will find the most pertinent points we found from CBP In-bond webpage:   Beginning July 2, 2018: Paper CBP Form 7512 will no longer be accepted by CBP for input into ACE. Electronic filing of new in-bond transactions will be the responsibility of the trade. Paper forms or other paper alternatives (screen prints or plain paper documents etc.) will be accepted as part of enforcement processes at the border or verification/audit operations such as warehouse withdrawals, FTZ exports and transfers or vessel/aircraft supply operations where additional information is required on paper forms that is not provided for electronically.   Beginning August 6, 2018: Electronic reporting of all transactions will be mandatory; CBP will no longer accept paper copies of the CBPF 7512 to perform arrival and export functionality. These functions will be the requirement of the carrier. In addition, electronic reporting of diversion to a port other than reported on the original in-bond will be required. An ACE edit will reject arrival if not performed. Electronic reporting of bonded cargo location (FIRMS code) will be required. An ACE edit will reject arrival if not provided. At this time, no date is set for implementation of the provision requiring the 6-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule number requirement for Immediate Transportation (I.T.) movements. Internal outreach webinars/telephone conferences will be conducted, as needed.   Remember, after the rule is fully implemented, paper in-bond will no longer be accepted. Bonded carriers will be required to file electronically either directly with CBP or through a 3rd-party service solution, such as Vilden's e-CLEAR Customs Filing Solution. If you are not already filing electronically or fully meeting the new requirements, this is the best time to consider finding a solution before the rule is fully enforced. Click here to see more details on how e-CLEAR can help you file electronic in-bond information directly to U.S. Customs. Have questions or need further clarification? Contact us anytime at info@vilden.com, we will be more than happy to assist you in any way. Below you will find a link to CBP's In-bond webpage. Click here to view CBP's In-bond FAQ