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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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Latest Maritime & Drayage News

May 16, 2018

UN/CEFACT Update: 31st UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva, Switzerland

In March, we reported on our active participation in the 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 is 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.   Last month, our VP, Rajiv Garg, attended the 31st UN/CEFACT conference in Geneva, Switzerland. There were four main topics of discussion for this conference: Single Window - From border-crossing supporting documents to legally significant data exchange: This is one of the flagship topics developed by UN/CEFACT. The conference discussed the challenges of implementing a Single Window, particularly some of the document exchanges that remain out of scope. Internet of Things (IoT) - A technology that has gained headlines, IoT is a new development which allows the integration of internet-based technologies into every sphere of life, including the area of trade facilitation. This conference sought to establish a collective understanding of the potential of IoT technology for supporting trade and trade facilitation. Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains: Textile and Leather Sector - This conference brainstormed on how deep in the supply chain visibility is necessary for responsible sourcing along with current trends and possible approached for supply chain visibility within the textile and leather industries. Blockchain Conference - "Blockchain" is a decentralized technology which uses networks of computers to jointly store data which enhances trust and security. This conference continues an ongoing discussion on how this technology can be applied to the transportation industry to increase efficiency and transparency. By attending these forums, we are gaining greater insight into the evolving technologies and 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 current on industry trends. Vilden is thankful to be a part of this group of experts, and we are looking forward to contributing more to such forums in the future. If you have any questions on the topics above, you are welcome to contact us anytime and learn more.  

Apr 05, 2018

Japan's Advanced Filing Rules (JP24) Update: Enforcement & Penalties Defined, Are You Meeting The Requirements?

Japan's 24 Hour Rule (JP24) was implemented 3 years ago (March 2014), establishing the Advance Filing Rules (AFRs) for imports to Japan. The ruling requires carriers and NVOCCs to electronically submit information on maritime container cargoes bound for a port in Japan to Customs, in principle no later than 24 hours before departure of the vessel from the port of loading. Late last month, Japan Customs published an open letter, detailing their renewed focus on enforcement and defining penalties for shipping companies/NVOs that fail to file on time or inaccurately. The main highlights of this document can be summarized into 3 main points: The letter reiterates that NVOs are required to file appropriate cargo descriptions (vessel code, voyage number, Master B/L Number, presence/absence of House B/L, etc.). This also applies to shipping companies (VOCCs) that are filing on behalf of their NVO customers. Japan Customs will be vigorously enforcing JP24, as they feel there are too many cases in which cargo information is filed with inappropriate descriptions, or filed late. Shipping companies or NVOs that fail to file cargo information by the deadline, will incur penalties that may include; imprisonment with labor for up to year, a fine up to five hundred thousand yen. Additionally, inappropriate filings could lead to a delay in discharging or delivering the cargo in question, leading to additional hardship for the shipping company/consignees.  If there are any doubts on whether you are filing accurate information and meeting the requirements, we encourage you to contact our professionals to review your filing process. Additionally, for those NVOs that are looking to file directly with Japan Customs, we can show the benefits of direct filing. Do not hesitate, procrastinating on this could lead to potential fines/penalties, as well as delayed shipments affecting your customers. As an established service provider, we can educate you about this rule and expedite the customs filing process for your business.   Vilden's e-CLEAR supports Customs requirements for many countries all over the globe, including JP24. Accessible from anywhere in the world via web portal, cargo manifests can be easily uploaded from your system to e-CLEAR electronically, eliminating the need to re-enter the BLs. In addition to transmitting the manifest to Customs, we can also transmit it to any port authority, terminal operator or agent, reducing cost and resources for our customers.   Click here to sign up and receive our white papers with additional information on the filing details, Reporter ID sign up, we also encourage you to learn how e-CLEAR can handle all of your J24 filing needs! Contact us today!    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 the open letter from Japan Customs with the full text on enforcement and information required when filing: Japan Customs Notice - AFR Enforcement & Penalties: Click Here Japan Customs Notice - Filer Requirements Under AFR: Click Here  

Mar 29, 2018

Vilden Associates, Inc. - Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Vilden Associates, Inc. is extremely proud to be marking our 40th year of service to the logistics industry - a significant milestone that few companies achieve.   It is particularly gratifying to be celebrating this anniversary as the future of global trade looks so bright. After years of industry consolidation and stagnant growth or losses, global container trade and profitability rapidly rose in 2017, with the forecast for this year looking to match or exceed the momentum from last year. This growth in trade and profits have created an increasingly global and competitive environment. To compete effectively in this new reality, companies must employ information technology to achieve operational optimization, reduce costs, and increase profits. As we have done in our 40 years of service, we look forward to assisting the industry in meeting these goals and addressing future challenges.   Major anniversaries such as this are perfect opportunities to reflect on the long history of this company. We began as consultants and systems developers, performing tasks from contract programming to EDI in the late 70s through the 80s. The disastrous events on 9/11 led a shift in our mission, a focus on addressing and providing solutions to supply chain security concerns and newly implemented Customs regulations. Using our decades of knowledge and our consistent introduction of emerging technologies, today we can proudly state that Vilden provides the most comprehensive cloud-based software applications and Customs interfaces for the logistics industry. We are very excited for what the future holds.   We would like to acknowledge our employees, customers, and business partners - thank you for your continued commitment and support, our success would not be possible without you!     Here's to another fantastic 40 years, Armando Villavicencio Sr.      Armando Villavicencio Jr. Founder & CEO                         President