Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Mississauga, ON - Oct 27, 2016 - As the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) continues to deploy its rollout of new eManifest Requirements for Freight Forwarders, Portway International introduces a suite of services to support the industry. The CBSA program, which has been launching in phases over the last decade, calls for the electronic transmission of cargo and conveyance to be delivered electronically to CBSA from all ground carriers, and will require secondary data from freight forwarders. This will allow CBSA to pre-screen all shipments prior to their arrival, ultimately resulting in shorter wait times. The phase launching on November 7, 2016 calls for electronic filing of advance importer data from importer filing on their own behalf or their assigned brokers. Portway International, which boasts a 99.9% accuracy rate for customs entry processing, has the ability to handle this task on behalf of freight forwarders.
The timing for Portway International’s announcement couldn’t be better, with the next phase of eManifest requirements taking effect in less than a month. This transition phase, wherein penalties for non-compliance with the program will not be issued, will allow the agency will work with freight forwarders on any necessary corrective measures. The transition phase will be in effect through January 11, 2017, at which time non-financial, zero-rated penalties will be issued against those who do not comply. Financial and other penalties will be issued beginning in July 12, 2017.
With our extensive knowledge of customs procedures, decades of experience supporting the industry, and unmatched accuracy rate, we can help freight forwarders leverage eManifest to their advantage – and completely avoid the risk of penalties.
Portway’s expanded eManifest services were introduced to help freight forwarders comply easily with the new regulations and avoid potential penalties. The services include:
- 24/7 Track and Trace
- Bills of Lading
- After-Hours Support
- Freight Payment and Audit
- Payables Processing
- Expense Processing
All services are billed on a per-transaction basis, potentially saving freight forwarders thousands of dollars in hourly and overtime wages each month.
“While eManifest represents a potential decrease in border wait times, the process will be cumbersome for freight forwarders,” says Jonathan Robinson, CEO of Portway International. “With our extensive knowledge of customs procedures, decades of experience supporting the industry, and unmatched accuracy rate, we can help freight forwarders leverage eManifest to their advantage – and completely avoid the risk of penalties.”
Portway International has a lengthy and successful history of supporting freight forwarders in their efforts to provide clients with real-time track and trace data around the clock, as well as systemic procedures for eManifest, bills of lading and after-hours services. For more information, please visit http://www.portwayintl.com/freight-forwarders/.
About Portway International
Portway International is a leading global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider specializing in the logistics and customs brokerage industries. The company manages some of Canada’s largest customs and logistics services and it has earned a reputation for exactitude by maintaining a 99 percent process accuracy rate.
Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Portway has over 50 years’ experience, and delivers scalable, reliable and innovative outsourcing solutions that drive profitability for companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.portwayintl.com. Source :