IES Ltd, a leading provider of logistics and compliance software solutions to the global marketplace, today announced that Columbia Logistics has signed with the technology firm for its cloud-based eCellerate tool.
Headquartered outside of JFK international airport, Columbia Logistics is a full-service international forwarder, broker and NVOCC. The company maintains a network of offices at key high tonnage cargo hubs in addition to over a dozen Warehouse Receiving Stations throughout the United States.
“We selected the technology offered by IES as our ISF gateway for its streamlined, step-by-step methods to capture the data elements needed for regulatory compliance,” explains Raj Nanda of Columbia Logistics,“The web-based interface is concise and straight forward, with clear visual cues to represent status messages returned from CBP. In addition, the MyView functionality will allow users to easily locate the information in one concise panel.”
eCellerate is a role-based collaborative tool. This means that an exporter or manufacturer in China, for example, can securely enter information in the portal and a broker or forwarder can use this same information to ensure regulatory compliance for US import regulations like ISF or AMS. With this method, various parties can tap into one platform to gather the information needed for smooth international freight transport.
Columbia Logistics is scheduled to launch the eCellerate ISF module, part of the suite of web-based eCellerate software products that include purchase order management, ship order management, air and ocean shipment coordination, booking and others.
About IES Ltd
With a complete suite of import and export solutions, IES (iesltd.com) is the ‘Software Solution for the Future of Freight’. IES technology serves freight forwarders, NVOCCs, Customs brokers and other transportation intermediaries who seek advanced systems to manage growth, differentiate their service and improve profitability.
Key product lines include web-based and desktop products for supply chain and purchase order management as well as the IES Forwarder Suite for inbound and outbound shipment coordination with added customer visibility. The company also offers comprehensive compliance tools for ocean and air AMS, ISF, Customs entry software, US AES and EIB offerings, Canadian ACE and eManifest Solutions. IES’s product offerings adjust to the changes and complexities inherent when doing business in the global marketplace.