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US ACAS general 20 Sep 2018 13:52 UTC
     Brucargo 20 September 2018,  Dear partner, US Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Transport Security Administration (TSA) have since 2010 led a joint initiative Pilot program called ACAS (Air Cargo Advance ...

 

 

 Brucargo 20 September 2018,

 Dear partner,

US Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Transport Security Administration (TSA) have since 2010 led a joint initiative

Pilot program called ACAS (Air Cargo Advance Screening) to enhance the security of the air cargo supply chain to

the US. ACAS is administered on a 24/7 basis by their National Targeting Center Cargo (NTCC).

The ACAS mandatory program came into effect on June 12th 2018, and requires the filing of air cargo information in

electronic message format to the NTCC for security risk assessment. ACAS applies to each shipment (at piece level)

that is going to or through the US from a foreign location, and security risk assessment must be completed prior to

loading on the aircraft.

For Cargolux, it is therefore critical to receive the ACAS shipment data from our customers as soon as possible, for

subsequent transmission to the NTCC for security risk assessment.

The minimum 6 data elements required for ACAS apply to AWBs and to HAWBs:

- Shipper/Sender details (minimum: full name and full postal address)

- Consignee/Receiver details (minimum: full name and full postal address)

- Commodity description (avoid generic descriptions)

- Weight

- Number of pieces (smallest external packing unit)

- Shipment identification number (AWB number / HAWB number)

If ACAS data filing cannot be performed accurately and in a timely manner, a shipment will have to be stopped for

specific security checks, which may mean:

- risk of delay (for further data gathering and security risk assessment),

- risk of damage (when opening the shipment for security screening reasons)

- risk of refusal of shipment

- risk of penalties

If a filed shipment raises concerns during the NTCC security risk assessment, additional data and/or specific security

screening referral measures may subsequently be requested by NTCC. In a worst case scenario, a shipment is refused

entry into the US and should not be loaded on the aircraft. US regulations state that carriers are not permitted to load

and fly cargo to the US without the goods completing satisfactory ACAS security risk assessment by the NTCC.

Cargolux is currently in the process of implementing ACAS filing and referral resolving processes worldwide, and will issue

further details in the future as necessary to the relevant parties. This is in order to meet the ACAS legal enforceable

deadline of 12th June 2019.

What does Cargolux require for ACAS?

Cargolux requires our customers to send all shipment data, as the following IATA Cargo-IMP standard electronic

messages to the Cargolux eChamp system:

1) Complete and accurate FWB message (version 16 or later) for AWB.

2) Complete and accurate FHL message (version 4 or later) for HAWB.

The FWB and FHL messages MUST contain the required 6 ACAS data elements.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

The FWB and FHL messages must be received by Cargolux asap before goods handover to Cargolux, for all

shipments. Therefore the Cargolux customer must have an IT system that is able to send the FWB and FHL electronic

messages to Cargolux.

CV Web Portal

For those Cargolux customers with no EDI capability, Cargolux can offer its CargoWEB which is a web portal for

manual input of the FWB and FHL data for shipments to be transported by Cargolux.

Free access to CargoWEB is available upon request to Cargolux, who will issue user-id and password login to the

portal. Please contact cargoweb@cargolux.com for more details.

Conclusion

Cargolux kindly requests all our customers to fulfill the ACAS requirements in order to avoid any pre-loading delays,

and to facilitate the prompt and secure flow of shipments to the US.

N.B. Please also be aware that other countries will be following with their own ACAS-like pre-loading programs in the

future, e.g. UK in 2019, EU in 2022, and Canada to follow.

For further information about the ACAS data requirements and ACAS screening, please contact: placi@cargolux.com

We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support,

 
 

With kind regards,

Your Cargo Sales Team 

Cargolux Airlines International Ltd.

 

   Dear partners, We would like to remind you to our previous announcement regarding the new Chinese Custom Regulations!!! To avoid any irregularities for cargo ...

 

Dear partners,

We would like to remind you to our previous announcement
regarding the new Chinese Custom Regulations!!!
To avoid any irregularities for cargo acceptance, cargo release,
additional charges, or, or, or, please follow the new regulations,

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperations.


The Chinese Customs Authorities have announced strict enforcement of regulations for import carrier manifest that will become effective from 1st of June, 2018(China Customs announcement No. 56). Freight forwarders are required to study and understand the new regulations, and secure that the below AWB (HWB) requirement information is included: nature of goods, shipper/consignee and “OCI” (Other Customs and Regulatory Control Information) and copy to element of the FWB/FHL (FWB ver. 16 or higher / FHL ver. 4).


Requirement information in AWB:

·   Nature Goods: cargo description must be complete and accurate
(CN Goods Description in attach)
·   Shipper and Consignee: full contact details must be included
· 
 Company Name
· 
 ZIP code
· 
 Country
· 
 City
·   Address

·   Tel.
·         OCI: USCI number of shipper (Enterprise USCI Types per Country in attach)
and Chinese business registration number of consignee (USCC)



Carrier are responsible for sending this information to the Customs authority at destination port
(PVG, PEK and CAN) latest 4 hours prior to the scheduled arrival time.
Failure to comply with these new regulations could result in rejection of the transported goods upon arrival and either destruction or return of the goods to origin. All costs, which are related with the violation of rules, will be forwarded to the AWB issuing agent.

 

Please let us know in further questions or additional information needed.

 

 

Download of CN Goods Description
 

Download of Enterprise USCI Types per Country

Download of Detail Explanation of NEW CN Customs Rules

 

 

  Southwest Cargo® now goes to Mexico. Southwest is now taking cargo farther. We're excited to announce that our Relentlessly Reliable® service begins today to Mexico City (MEX) ...

 

Southwest Cargo® now goes to Mexico.

Southwest is now taking cargo farther. We're excited to announce that our Relentlessly Reliable® service begins today to Mexico City (MEX) with more destinations coming soon. 

Visit our 
how to shipshipping guidelines, and service levels pages for more information on shipping internationally. 

Booking will be required on all shipments to international destinations. To book your international shipments from the U.S. to Mexico, please call our Cargo Customer Care Center at (800) 533-1222. 

For international shipping questions please contact your
local Area Sales Manager or General Sales Agent


How far will you car-go?

 

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