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  • Electronic/Paperless In-Bond
    File your in-bond electronically with U.S. Customs.
  • e-NVOY - NVOCC Software System
    Perform your day to day functions from booking to billing in a single streamlined application.
  • 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, ISF 10 and 5, E.U. ENS filing, Canadian ACI
    eManifest, Japan's JP24, electronic in-bond, Customs BL query, 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, U.S. Importer Security Filing (ISF 10+2), Customs BL quiery, E.U. ENS, Canadian ACI (eManifest), Japan's JP24, more!

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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Mar 21, 2019

UN/CEFACT Update: 33rd UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva, Switzerland

Since 2018, 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.   UN/CEFACT will be hosting its 33rd conference in Geneva, Switzerland between April 1 - 5 2019. Our VP, Rajiv Garg, will be in attendance in his position as Domain Coordinator of experts in international supply chain management. This event will feature 3 main topics for attendees, you can click on the titles for more detailed information: "Expanding the Horizon for MSMEs in International Trade Role of e-Services" Conference This half-day conference will explore a range of issues including rise of digital economy and implications for the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the current state of the international trade barriers faced by MSMEs, importance of e-services for MSMEs, introduce the Integrated Services for MSMEs in International Trade (ISMIT) concept, benefits, the relationship between ISMIT and single window, and discuss the standardization requirements and implementation guidelines. "Latest technology trends impacting eBusiness, internet trading and trade facilitation: Anticipating the fourth industrial revolution" Conference The goal of this event is to introduce and discuss the latest technology innovations and trends that have the potential to challenge and change the established trade practices. During the event experts and practitioners from different industries will present their knowledge on these topics, projects that have been implemented, and use cases in enabling trade facilitation with a focus on benefits derived and challenges they foresee in implementation. "Impact of new technologies on Accounting and Audit: Harmonizing Interoperability of Standards and Specifications" Conference This half-day conference will explore the current state of international and regional accounting and audit data standardization and the opportunities and challenges that face development and adoption. It will introduce major specifications, where they are used, successes and challenges, and bring together the actors to determine how they can collaborate. By participating in these forums, we gain insight into evolving technologies and shape global standards that will help facilitate the supply chain and international trade. We will use this expertise to enhance our products and to keep our customers and subscribers current on industry trends. Vilden is thankful to be a part of this group of experts, and we are looking forward to our continued contribution to such forums in the future. If you have any questions on the conferences above or would like to learn more about what was discussed at the forum, you are more than welcome to contact us anytime! We would be more than happy to brief you and provide details on these topics and more.  

Feb 21, 2019

U.S. CUSTOMS UPDATE: Importer Security Filing (ISF) 5 Delayed Enforcement Period Ending March 15, 2019

Last week, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) issued an update regarding the enforcement of ISF-5 via the Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS). The update states the following:   "CBP is ending its delayed enforcement period for ISF-5 violations and will begin issuing liquidated damages claims for violations of the ISF-5 requirements on March 15, 2019. Please ensure that you are in compliance before that time."   You can view CBP's update by clicking here    If you have not done so, we highly suggest you test your current filing process to ensure you completely meet all the requirements.   Vilden's Customs filing products already support ISF 5 and 10. You are welcome to contact us at info@vilden.com if you have questions regarding ISF requirements or need assistance setting up your ISF filing.  

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.