Sea AMS (Automated Manifest System)

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Miami-based Micro Software Services, Inc. (MSSI) recently announced certification as both a software vendor and service center by the U.S. Customs Office of Information and Technology.

Miami, FL: Miami-based Micro Software Services, Inc. (MSSI) recently announced certification as both a software vendor and service center by the U.S. Customs Office of Information and Technology. Since certification, MSSI has received an overwhelming response for requests of its Internet-based and Client-server based Ocean AMS software. Under the trade industry-recognized banner of EDITRADE products, Ocean AMS allows Sea AMS participants all over the world to enter and amend manifest data. By taking advantage of MSSI’s Service Center, NVOCCs can start immediately using AMS upon Customs’ acceptance of their letter of intent.

The EDITRADE Ocean AMS application provides automatic 24-hour manifest status updates and generates manifest reports by container, voyage, bill of lading, date, unlading port, shipper/consignee and more. Through an easy to use Customs message-tracking interface, manifest status information is readily available via automatic email notifications. “Customers are already taking advantage of additional data integration capabilities, such as XML and EDI interfaces which easily tie-in global trade information into MSSI’s ABI Customs Link application for entry clearances” stated Scott Volkers, CTO.

The advanced manifest requirements for ocean carriers and NVOCCs went into effect February 2, 2003. In the past, the driving forces behind U.S. Customs automation were better Customs internal reporting, a reduction in paper work (a paperless environment), better targeting for enforcement, and the facilitation of international trade. But today the cornerstone of U.S. Customs automation policy is security. An additional security initiative Customs is promoting is C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).

Proven benefits of AMS participation have been paperless processing, elimination of repetitive trips to the local Customs House, reduction of cargo dwell time, increased Customs compliance and reduction in the supply chain life cycle. Micro Software Services has been supplying software and connectivity to Customs Automated Manifest System since 1990.

About Micro Software Services, Inc.

MSSI’s Editrade products provide connectivity to U.S. Custom’s Automated Commercial Systems (ABI, AMS, QP-WP) to send and receive transactions, print import documents and forms, and provide management reporting. Applications also available for data interchange and connectivity, remote location filing, reconciliation, Internet tracking, Web services and accounting. MSSI has nineteen years of experience in Customs automation and aggressively tracks and participates in Customs changes (including the ACE redesign) on behalf of its clients. More on the web at http://www.EDITRADE.com. Contact: Victor Steeb, sales@editrade.com.

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