Headwater Technology Solutions Inc. and MSR eCustoms Form Partnership to Integrate ACE e-Manifest, Freight Logix

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The partnership will allow Headwater to meet the customs compliance needs of its current and future TMS carrier clients. Headwater’s Freight Logix TMS customers move thousands of shipments a day to the U.S. by highway.

Headwater Technology Solutions Inc. and MSR eCustoms have reached a partnership agreement under which MSR eCustoms will integrate its web-based ACE e-Manifest solution with Headwater’s Freight Logix Transportation Management System (TMS), which is utilized by major North American highway carriers.

According to Headwater Vice President Mel Mills, by leveraging MSR’s 25 years of experience as a leading trade compliance solutions provider, the partnership will allow Headwater to meet the customs compliance needs of its current and future TMS carrier clients. Headwater’s Freight Logix TMS customers move thousands of shipments a day to the U.S. by highway.

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) rules make it mandatory for highway carriers to submit shipment information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ahead of their arrival at the border. Failure to comply will result in a fine of up to $10,000 per violation and in the truck being turned back at the U.S. border.

“Currently, our applications support our clients’ entire operations and finance requirements” said Mills, “Utilizing MSR eCustoms technology will now allow them to comply with ACE requirements with a simple ‘click of a button,’ with no further manual input of data required by the Dispatcher.”

MSR eCustoms President and CEO Rajiv Manucha noted that the partnership leverages the strengths of both companies.

“We share the common goal of enabling clients to automate processes through the deployment of technology,” Manucha said. “Our ACE e-Manifest solution will be utilized by Headwater’s Freight Logix clients through a full integration with their TMS solution, giving them the real-time electronic environment they need to maintain a high level of compliance.”

The Automated Commercial Environment, which began deployment in 2005, gives both CBP and the carrier community the tools and technology to ensure a secure supply-chain for cross-border shipments. ACE will give cross border highway carriers the ability to file and manage an advance electronic manifest, which will support the legislative requirements of the Trade Act of 2002.

About Headwater Technology Solutions Inc.

Headwater Technology Solutions Inc. is a global Supply Chain Execution (SCE) company focused on the 3PL WMS, TMS and LLP markets, supporting the flow of goods and information from the point of origin to consumption. Headwater’s SmartEnterprise 3PL/LLP/corporate logistics and Freight Logix TMS transportation solutions enable seamless supply chain planning and execution that leads to smarter and more profitable management of goods as they move through the supply chain. Headwater maintains corporate headquarters in the Toronto suburb of Markham with regional offices in Oakville and Atlanta, marketing its services and solutions internationally. For more information, visit http://www.headwaterinc.com.

About MSR eCustoms

MSR eCustoms has been delivering automated and integrated international trade solutions for over 25 years, with a focus on technology that helps manage country-specific trade regulations, customs compliance, tariff management and import/export documentation. In addition, MSR eCustoms offers brokerage services and other customs consulting services, including support for managing domestic and international customs processes. For more information about eCustoms and its compliance solutions, visit http://www.ecustoms.com.

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Headwater Technology Solutions Inc.

866 306 0999

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