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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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Aug 30, 2018

UN/CEFACT Update: 32nd 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.   UN/CEFACT will be hosting its 32nd conference in Hangzhou, China between October 14 - 19th, 2018, and we happy to report that Vilden Associates, Inc. will be taking a more active role in the upcoming forum. Our VP, Rajiv Garg, has been selected to the position of Domain Coordinator of experts in international supply chain management, and will be taking a moderator role for one of the main topics/discussions at the Hangzhou conference. This event will feature 7 main topics for attendees, you can click on the titles for more detailed information: IoT in Trade Facilitation Use Cases and Examples of Implementation: A look at use cases and 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 will focus on the implementation of blockchain in trade facilitation. Showcasing of Transport & Logistics Deliverables: Concrete Applications of Trade Facilitation Through Automation: Ashowcase 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. Orchestration Focal Point - Conference: Showcase UN/CEFACT Semantic Specifications in a Way That Suits Implementers of Web Platforms: Moderated by Vilden VP Rajiv Garg, this conference will discuss and make 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 will provide a mutual learning space where experts can exchange experiences, propose solutions to identified problems and anticipate future developments to advance sustainable value chains for a circular economy. Cross-border eCommerce: An exploration of the current state of eCommerce and the inherent challenges faced in this type of trade. It will lay down a clear definition of eCommerce and eCommerce platforms as well as the main actors involved in such transactions. UN/LOCODE Advisory Group Meeting 2018: A discussion covering the difficulties, challenges and key concerns of the maintenance of UN/LOCODE.   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 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 topics above or would like to register to attend the upcoming UN/CEFACT Hangzhou conference, you are more than welcome to contact us anytime! The forum is free for all to attend, registration deadline is on September 21st, 2018.   Click here to register directly online

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

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.