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  • Electronic In-Bond Requirement
    Supported by e-CLEAR
    New requirement being implemented by U.S Customs on November 27th, 2017. Learn more
  • 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.

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Latest Maritime & Drayage News

Oct 30, 2017

U.S. Customs Update: New Electronic In-Bond Requirements Coming At The End Of November. Are You Prepared?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has 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, including the automation of the in-bond process, will enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and ensure that in-bond merchandise is properly entered or exported. We have reviewed the rule changes, and have highlighted what we believe are the most salient portions for you below: - Electronic in-bond applications will be required for in-bond merchandise transported by ocean/rail/truck through ACE or ABI beginning on November 27th, 2017. - 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. - To provide the trade with sufficient time to adjust to the new requirements and to consider changes to the business processes that may be necessary to achieve full compliance, CBP is allowing a 90-day flexible enforcement period so the trade community can adjust their business processes. - The rule will maintain the reporting period of two working days for bonded carriers to report the arrival of merchandise at the port of destination or port of exportation. - When liability is transferred from one bonded carrier to another, the report of arrival must be filed by the original bonded carrier, with a new in-bond issued by the new bonded carrier. - The in-bond process must be completed within 30 days, regardless of how many transfer of liabilities are involved. For barge, the period will be 60 days. - The clock for transit time will begin with vessel arrival or CBP move authorization, whichever is later. - In-bonds must be reported to the six-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) number. - For multiple container shipments arriving by container, the general order clock will begin 15 days after the arrival of the entire in-bond shipment.   Vilden's e-CLEAR has the ability to file electronic in-bond and will comply with the new rule. 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 the Federal Register with the full rule changes, as well as the questions and responses from Customs during the comment period.    Click here to view Federal Register Entry

Aug 02, 2017

Global Container Volume Forecast Projecting Strong Gains in 2017

Based on data collected in the first six months of 2017, shipping analyst Drewry is projecting strong increases in world container volume for the year. Port statistics Drewry compiled from a sample of nearly 150 sites around the world indicated that container handling grew by 6.6 percent in the first six months of the year, and deep-sea and regional trade numbers were showing similar progress.   Asia-Mediterranean routes led the recovery with volume up just shy of 10 percent, with Asia-North Europe container volume up 4 percent compared with the first half of 2016. Demand in the first half of last year was very weak, which makes the comparison so favorable, but even so, Drewry said there is little doubt that the final-year figure for 2017 would eclipse anything seen in the past two years.   Drewry said it expected the second half of the year to deliver similar volumes as the first half, although because of the tougher comparisons the growth rate might not be quite as strong. How much of a lift there will be in the traditional third-quarter peak-season was debatable as volumes have smoothed out significantly in the past few years, with the surge of online shopping spreading buying patterns more evenly through the year.   "World port throughput growth was barely a thing in either 2015 or 2016, and if the current rate for the first half 2017 as suggested by our sample ports holds true for the remainder of the year, it will have been the fastest growing year since 2011," Drewry noted.   Looking at a sample of major trades, the analyst concluded that all of the routes with the exception of Europe-Middle East made contributions. Five trades - Intra-Asia, Asia-West Coast of North America, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-East Coast of North America, and Asia-North Europe - were responsible for over three-quarters of the additional volume.   Earlier this year, Drewry predicted that the container shipping industry would close the year with an operating profit of around $1.5 billion, driven by higher freight rates and rapidly growing cargo demand. Drewry in July upgraded that forecast to $5 billion due to the uptick in pricing and demand through the first half of this year.     Source: Journal of Commerce

Jul 04, 2017

Improve Your Process Efficiency With The New e-CLEAR 10

e-CLEAR is a web-based software solution that allows you to post your manifests directly to Customs and Border Protection's ACE-AMS System and many other government agencies in order to get your clearances electronically.  Our service allows you to post manifests and amendments through Vilden's pre-approved service center so you do not have to worry about purchasing or developing software and going through the Customs certification process. e-CLEAR is the perfect tool for shipping lines, agents, and NVOCCs that need to get access to the various government systems with a minimum amount of startup time and cost. Supports U.S. ACE, Importer Security Filing (ISF) 10+2, and many other filing requirements from across the world!    We've been hard at work adding new tools to the new-look e-CLEAR 10 interface, which is now available. This latest release focuses on increasing functionality and productivity with new operational, managerial and customer support tools! Many new features have been integrated into e-CLEAR 10, including: Improved Menu & Screen Design New Sorting & Filtering Capabilities ACE Alerts Customizable Triggers for Quick Alerts via Email ABI Query My Favorites Customizable Quick Links Dynamic Dashboard Instant Customs BL Status Query Customs Track & Trace Export Data to Spreadsheets Company Maintenance Administrative Capabilities Vilden's New Learning Center Featuring How to Videos and Guides e-CLEAR's International Reach Our Customs filing solution allows you to file with various government entities internationally: United States: Automated Commercial Environment (ACE-AMS), Importer Security Filing (ISF 10+2, ISF 5), ACE Export Manifest (AEM) Canada: Advance Commercial Information (ACI), eManifest European Union (E.U.): Entry Summary Notification (ENS), Exit Summary Notification (EXS) Mexico: SAT - Servicio de Administración Tributaria Panama Canal: PCA - Panama Canal Authority Puerto Rico: Hacienda Japan: Advanced Filing Rules (AFR), JP24 Hong Kong: Electronic System for Cargo Manifests (EMAN) Australia: CUSCAR - Sea Cargo Report (SEACR) File for Caribbean and many more! Reach out to us at info@vilden.com for a free Customs filing assessment, and for more detailed look at the value-added features included in the latest version of e-CLEAR. Click here for a free brochure and learn more about our services across the globe!