Customs package paves way for CAL
Israeli freighter operator CAL Cargo Air Lines is using Traxon Europe’s Air Cargo Customs (ACC) Europe solution to comply with the European Union’s new Import Control System (ICS).
CAL operates up to eight flights per week between Tel Aviv and Liège as well as up to four flights per week between Liège and New York's JFK. The airline carries approximately 100,000 tonnes of cargo a year, exporting agricultural produce and industrial materials from Israel, and it also imports heavy machinery, automobiles, industrial and scientific equipment, and livestock from around the world.
“Traxon Europe provides us with a single gateway to all customs organizations in the EU”, said Yaron Oren, CEO of CAL.
ICS was scheduled to go live in all EU member states on January 1, 2011, requiring pre-arrival information such as Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for shipments into the EU to be provided electronically and within a specified time.
This applies to freight offloaded in the EU as well as to freight remaining on board (FROB) and carried on to airports outside the EU. If the required data is not provided, traders risks having goods delayed or their entry refused at the EU border once the grace period announced by some countries is over.
“Our ACC portfolio covers a wide variety of country-specific solutions. These products neither need massive investment nor extensive staff training. They are easy to maintain due to the single provider and gateway. They save time and money by automating many internal processes and reducing paperwork,” explained Carola Bodach, senior area manager sales for Traxon Europe.