Dole Food Co division
selects Descartes system
to manage customs filings
Dec 6, 2010 11:18 AM
Dole Ocean Cargo Express, a division of Dole Food Company, has selected Descartes Systems Group’s Global Filer to manage its import and export customs filings for the upcoming European Union (EU) regulations on advanced entry (ICS) and exit (ECS) summary declarations.
Global Filer is part of Descartes’ Global Trade Compliance suite, which offers systems that help prepare organizations worldwide to meet current and long-term compliance mandates.
Dole Ocean Cargo Express selected Global Filer to be compliant with EU safety and security regulations and improve overall efficiency and visibility of Dole’s customs operations. Global Filer met all of Dole’s selection criteria, including:
•A single point of access and dashboard to manage all data entry and filing requirements for Dole’s security filings to and from its European ports.
•Complete, real-time visibility into the customs status of cargo and the ability to provide this status information to logistic partners and clients, regardless of their location.
•Integration capabilities with its back-office cargo management system, optimizing data entry efforts, allowing for re-use of data and significantly reducing the risk or error.
•One system instead of different applications to cover multi-country requirements, allowing for a more efficient adoption of resources and time.
Dole Ocean Cargo Express is already using Descartes’ Ocean Compliance product, which leverages the power of Descartes’ Global Logistics Network (GLN). GLN enables transportation providers to connect to trading partners and regulatory organizations and reliably exchange information.
Dole produces and markets fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is a leading producer of organic bananas and producer/shipper of organic pineapples. The firm also markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit.
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