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Issue 5 2014 - Freight Business Journal E-Customs


Dealing with customs declarations FACT:


UK imports and exports require a customs declaration ; it’s the law! THE BEST APPROACH:


Don’t leave it to others to fulfil your legal requirements. Our web based declaration and control system has been designed to meet the needs of an international trading business . Using proven, reliable technology our solution is intuitive, time saving and cost-effective; there are no set-up costs. OUR NEW PRODUCT OPTION:


To help British business we even have a free service for low volume users. To find out more or to arrange a free demonstration please visit our website.


Tel: +44 (0)1372 365805 Email: info@e-customs.com Web: www.e-customs.com


///FREIGHT SOFTWARE GUIDE


• View GPS history • ETA information (estimated time of arrival to the next waypoint)


• GPS web portal to view fleet and mapping


Driver Admin •


Service appointment reminders direct to the driver


• Daily defect reporting with option to link photo’s •


Driver timesheets and night out requests


• Holiday module to request and administer holidays • Record fuel drawn and expenses


TOPS…Traffic on the go A smartphone and tablet tool for operators to be able to access the traffic sheet anytime and anywhere and for managers to access KPIs. CCC – ContainerCentral.Com / Cargo Central.Co


A collaborative online information and transaction exchange, including portal technology for customers, consignees and subcontractors. CYMAN


CYMAN is the ideal scalable solution for managing all aspects of a modern container yard or intermodal terminal, including M&R and in and out gate CODECO messaging. The design of CYMAN makes it suitable in all scenarios, from


smaller companies operating a single container haulage yard with a single area, to larger organisations needing to manage multiple container yards or terminals with designated areas, rail heads and specific container locations. CCC – ContainerCentral.Com / Cargo Central.Co A collaborative online information and transaction exchange,


Fargo Systems is a leading, specialised soſtware provider to the transport industry, providing transport, fleet, telematics and logistics solutions. Offering both off the shelf and tailored products, Fargo Systems


deliver effective business solutions by understanding and analysing its customers’ operations in order to help drive efficiency through improved management processes. FSL boast an impressive market share of the UK container haulage


sector, with their industry-specific range of ground-breaking technology being used by shipping lines, freight forwarders, rail operators, road hauliers and many more businesses. Fargo Systems product range includes: TOPS


The UK’s de-facto standard container transport management system, TOPS (Transport Operations and Processing System) goes far beyond intermodal, managing general haulage, distribution, bulk, tankers, auto logistics and more. With sophisticated resource planning and efficiency-gaining tools, it additionally caters for web- based global real-time tracking visibility and automated status messaging. The award-nominated management system has been designed to


cater for diverse haulage activities and for both full and part loads. The soſtware incorporates the usual features of a fully scalable solution including multi-currency, multi-depot, multi-modal and multi-company.


TOPS…on the go


An extension to Fargo’s flagship TOPS system, ‘TOPS...on the go’ is a fully integrated mobile telematics solution for smartphones. OTG provides: In-Cab Job Management • Real time job status and time updates • Actual times updated in TOPS for each waypoint •


Container number and seal number updates


• Messaging, send messages directly from TOPS and receive messages from drivers


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Trailer notifications. Updates of the actual trailer in use


Electronic capture of PODs via sign on glass or camera capture, with POD intelligence built into TOPS to automatically forward PODs to customers and consignees.


GPS Data – direct to where you need it • GPS data integrated into the TOPS Traffic Sheet • •


Current vehicle location displayed Link to open a map of current location


Forward Computers is the UK’s leading independent national supplier of soſtware and e-commerce solutions to the freight and logistics industry. Its flagship product, ForwardOffice, is a comprehensive and fully


integrated freight management system, capable of handling every aspect of the freight forwarding and transportation industries, from initial sales lead, through operations, to job costing and management reporting. With a host of advanced features, including Workflow and Event management, ForwardOffice includes all of the tools required to support the demanding requirements of this industry sector. With a particular strength in the e-Commerce arena, ForwardOffice


provides for data exchange between customers, partners, carriers and customs alike. It also offers highly cost-effective Web-based facilities, including on-line quotations, consignment booking, consignment tracking and supply-chain management. The product is highly scalable and comprises an extremely


flexible set of soſtware modules, enabling it to be easily configured to meet the specific needs of different companies - allowing our customers to drive the package in a way that most suits their requirements. Our SME solution comprises a base suite of soſtware modules


that provide all of the core functionality required by the small-to- medium sized freight company to streamline its operations, manage business processes and maintain a firm control over its finances. Our Enterprise solution offers an alternative licencing model for the larger national operator, or for the multinational corporation requiring a global solution. This automatically entitles the customer to across-the-board usage of the entire suite of ForwardOffice soſtware modules.


including portal technology for customers, consignees and subcontractors.


Tel: +44 (0) 845 834 0345 Email: info@e-customs.com Web: www.fargosystems.com


Tel: +44 (0) 115 938 0280 Email: sales@forwardcomputers.co.uk Web: www.forwardcomputers.co.uk


Honey Court


Honeycourt works with SAP soſtware to provide fully integrated solutions for Import and Export processing. In particular, Honeycourt specialises in SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) soſtware, creating and processing Customs and NCTS Transit Declarations from relevant MM and SD logistics transactions in the ERP system. If your company runs SAP and wants to make more use of Foreign Trade functionality, then please feel free to contact us.


The soſtware runs under various operating systems, including


Microsoſt Windows and Linux. It also offers a choice of database engines, including Microsoſt SQL Server or MySQL. Our customers thus have the freedom to choose the platform that best suits their requirements and network infrastructure. FCL’s commitment to its customers doesn’t end with the sale of


ForwardOffice, this is just the beginning of an ongoing partnership. Over the years we have developed a range of services to ensure that all customers have the back-up they need to implement, maintain and develop their system to optimum effect. Our highly experienced Professional Services team, recruited


from senior positions within the freight industry, is there to help customers reap maximum benefit


from ForwardOffice. With


a variety of operational backgrounds that cover all modes of transport, between them they have an impressive combined total of over 110 years’ experience within the freight industry, at least 50 years of which includes a direct involvement with the ForwardOffice product. With an all-pervasive system such as ForwardOffice, customers


must be able to rely on a responsive support desk. Through our dedicated Support team in Nottingham, our customers know that they are only a phone call away from someone who will have a full understanding of any queries or requirements. ForwardOffice is going places - we listen to our customers and


have an aggressive approach to product development, constantly adding new features and delivering new functionality, to the benefit of all. To learn more about how ForwardOffice has helped our customers – and how it can help you - please visit our website.


Tel: +44 (0) 787 501 6138 Email: info@honeycourt.com Web: www.honeycourt.co.uk


i2i Infinity Ltd


Export / Import Soſtware Nearly 30 years’ experience with, printed documentation and


electronic customs declarations online or installed on your servers. Simplified, powerful and cost effective solutions for all your


international trade requirements. Printed Export Documents Our GTA products have a large database of trade Documents and


interface with your business system. Certificates of Origin - Online Our e-z Cert soſtware in association with your local chamber of


commerce for same day online C of O’s, EUR1’s, A.TR’s & ATA Carnet. Customs Clearance & Letter of Credit Management Our GTA products interface with UK customs for EMCS, CFSP, NES, ICS.


Tel: +44 (0) 1749 345007 Email: sales@i2i-infinity.co.uk Web: www.i2i-infinity.co.uk


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