December 19, 2011 - OOCL is pleased to be in the forefront of embracing new technology as the first ocean carrier to have successfully migrated to the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE-M1) e-Manifest system deployed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
As the trade pilot for the new system, OOCL commends ACE-M1 for providing us with much improved visibility on the cargo status with clearer and faster messaging on cargo disposition which allows us to more effectively manage our shipments to and within the United States.
“We are very encouraged by the government’s initiative in the modernization effort for better and more efficient technology that enhances the flow of trade,” said Mr. Stephen Ng, OOCL’s Director for Corporate Planning. “The use of this technology is very much in line with OOCL’s commitment to offering more transparency and increased efficiency in the high quality products that we offer to our customers.”
OOCL greatly value the opportunity to work with CBP on this important initiative where the partnership between ocean carriers and CBP are greatly enhanced. The benefits that ACE-M1 brings to OOCL and the many other stakeholders with which we also work across the whole spectrum of the supply chain are tremendous. Through better visibility on cargo status, and allowing more proactive action to be taken to support the smooth transition of cargo moving into and throughout the country, we believe this initiative will add tremendous value to the efficient operation of our business, and the service we provide to our customers.
In his comments to the future of ACE-M1, Mr. Ng said: “We see ACE as the next generation trade and customs interface platform for international trade and we look forward to even more benefits after more participating government agencies are on board to which cargo status can be managed at the container level and more substantive disposition codes being applied to further enhance the visibility of every shipment.”
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 270 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. Website: http://www.oocl.com