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Issue 5 2015 - Freight Business Journal

Airports Bureau Systems Ltd

Airports Bureau Systems Limited (ABS) has been the UK’s leading provider of Cargo soſtware for over 20 years. This year we are proud to launch a rebranding of our products and services as ‘abs5’ currently being rolled out to our customers in UK and abroad. Our in-house development team based near Heathrow enables us

to work closely with our Customers to continually enhance the abs5 product capability. We also provide a 24-hour support and hosting service that allows us to combine operational support with regular modifications to the soſtware to provide a complete solution. abs5 is fully integrated with UK Customs using a direct link which offers

instantaneous Customs Clearance and Interrogation of Community database through CCS-UK. ABS is a leading member of the CCS-UK user group providing guidance and involvement in design of changes to Customs processes in this capacity. In addition to our domination of the UK market, abs5 has also been

implemented in Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Canada and Iraq. We aim to expand this list in the future to share our UK expertise in Europe and beyond.

Tel: +44 (0) 1784 425400 Email: Web:

Albacore Systems Ltd

Albacore have been providing specialist IT solutions for businesses since we were established in 1992. Based at our HQ in Southampton, our team of specialist engineers service our customers all over the UK. We use state-of-the-art on-line diagnostic and remote control soſtware

to troubleshoot problems and bring the fastest possible resolution. Should on-site assistance be required, we offer a 4 hour on-site

response. Our mission is not to just look at problems but to manage them pro-actively until they are resolved. We also design IT solutions incorporating servers, networking, PC’s, MACs and soſtware to meet every business need. Our customers rely on their IT systems and that’s why they rely on

Albacore to ensure business continuity. Our helpdesk operates 24/7 and will provide you with a first class personalised service. Whatever your IT requirement, join the hundreds of businesses that already trust Albacore to supply and support their IT requirements.

Tel: +44 (0) 23 8073 7100 Email: Web:

ASM (UK) Ltd

Sequoia is the state-of-the-art, high performance customs clearance platform from ASM, delivering outstanding levels of productivity, compliance and business benefits for forwarders of all sizes. With connection to customs and all the port community systems,

unrivalled 24x7x365 technical and industry support and seamless integration with your back office systems and those of your customers, Sequoia works faster and smarter. So you can spend less time ticking boxes and more time moving them.

Tel: +44 (0) 1784 242 200 Email: Web:

BoxTop Technologies are innovative leaders in the provision of freight forwarding and logistics software. We provide revolutionary, Windows-based technical solutions designed specifically for the freight industry. Our application is packed with specialist modules to help you to coordinate and control your whole business from quotation and sales activities, through multi-modal operational processes, to accounts and on-demand management reporting. Key features include:

Multimodal Booking Facility •

Create and manage Air, Sea, Road, Rail and Courier shipments for Import, Export, Domestic and Cross-Trade movements

Accounts and Financial Management Reporting •

Create sales invoices, pass supplier invoices and manage your finances using our intelligent profit centre

Customer Relationship Management • Manage your prospective and existing customers by creating sales actions and analysing routes, trends and volumes

Warehousing •

Our stock control

BoxTrax – Web Portal •

facility lets you manage your

customers inventory and provides a full audit trail of each and every movement

Our inclusive online facility offers your customer visibility of jobs and warehouse stock, coupled with the option to book jobs online, place orders and obtain KPI reports

Purchase Order Management • Manage your customers orders right from the order placed date through to delivery. Our pipeline screen neatly displays the current progress of each order

E-Doc Management •

Store and retrieve any type of file including emails, pictures, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PDF’s

Microsoft Office Integration • Export reports directly to Excel, open and edit Word templates, and send emails with attachments through Outlook

BoxTop is robust, reliable and solidly built on a Microsoft

Windows platform, utilising Microsoft SQL Server technology. The system is designed to run within your existing Windows framework, without the need for capital expenditure on expensive dedicated hardware. For larger companies, the use of Terminal Services or Citrix can connect remote offices or home workers with just a simple internet connection –

Azyra handles your entire business in a superbly designed Microsoſt Sql Server database. With remarkable ease of use and unlimited power, Azyra meets the needs of the largest operators while providing outstanding value for medium and smaller companies. Everything in Azyra is seamless - from warehousing, freight, cross

docking, barcode scanning, EDI, customs and online web service to world class financials, marketing and quotations. And all with electronic filing and multi-currency, multi-company and multi-country operation.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 700 3772 Email: Web:


thus removing the need for expensive hardware in multiple locations. Our highly experienced team are always willing to discuss your current architecture to ensure that everything will work from the onset. To find out more about us and the services we provide, contact one of our sales team today by:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8400 2000 Email: Web:


Established in 1999, CargoSphere powers the industry’s first cloud-based, confidential global rate solution and Rate Mesh Network. CargoSphere is enabling a paradigm shiſt from outsourced contract management to self- management through innovative technology like SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution). SUDS intelligently reads static carrier-rate files directly into the CargoSphere cloud database reducing the complexity and time-consuming task of managing freight rate contracts. CargoSphere’s contract and rate management functionality enables

rate quoting and distribution and agent rate collaboration through the CargoSphere Rate Mesh. The Rate Mesh confidentially connects trading partners allowing them to create their own private network of trusted parties and integrate and simplify rate communication.

Tel: +1 (0) 919 929 6707 Email: Web:


One of the UK’s leading suppliers for freight forwarding, warehouse management and HMRC compliant soſtware and a founder member of the AFSS. Deployed

throughout the UK as well as in the United

States,Canada,China, Czech Republic, Ghana, Hungary, Eire, Netherlands,Bahrain, Dubai, Oman, Hong Kong and Thailand. DataFreight is one of the most globally distributed UK-developed forwarding products available today and tomorrow.

Tel: +44 (0) 1489 795160 Email: Web:

Descartes Systems UK

In the UK, the Descartes portfolio of solutions for importers and exporters includes Impatex Integrated Customs for Europe (ICE) and NetFreight soſtware, e-customs web-based customs declaration and duty management SaaS, and Pentant, the Community System Provider (CSP) with (air)port inventory systems, connections to CHIEF (UK Central Customs System) and ICS (Import Control System). The Descartes Systems Group offer Customs & Regulatory

Compliance solutions that bridge the information gap between trading partners, freight forwarders and the regulatory authorities to enable efficient cargo security screening, customs declaration filings and compliance across multiple regulatory requirements and industry-sponsored initiatives affecting international transportation.

Tel: +44 (0) 1249 4770 99 Email: Web:

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