ACE Ocean eManifest
ACE Ocean eManifest (Automated Commercial Environment) is the name of the CBP (Customs & Border Protection) platform to process AMS Ocean eManifest submissions from ocean carriers, freight forwarders, port authorities, and terminal operators.
Ocean carriers must submit Cargo data at the master level. Freight Forwarders have the option to directly submit the ACE Ocean eManifest HBL data to CBP or HBL data can be submitted by the ocean carrier usually at a fee.
Secondary Notify Parties can also use the AMS Ocean eManifest to receive updates on B/L’s they have been nominated to receive updates for.
ISF (Importer Security Filing) data also knows as “10+2” can also be incorporated into the ACE Ocean eManifest submission as part of a unified filing.
The ACE Ocean Customs Compliance Solution is available to the following entities:
can directly submit mandatory ACE Ocean eManifest to CBP to minimize customs compliance related costs. Must have SCAC code, FMC Bond, and Type 3 International Carrier Bond
submit ACE Ocean eManifest at the master level. Must must have a SCAC code and Type 3 International Carrier Bond
Port Authorities must obtain a LOI from each client they intend to transmit or receive data
Must have Marine Terminal Operator Number
Warehouses can sign up to receive ocean manifest updates as a Secondary Notify Party
will usually file the Type 86 entry to facilitate the clearance of the eCommerce ocean shipment
Section 321 eCommerce Ocean Shipments
International goods valued $800 or less can enter the US duty-free. Growing number of international businesses are moving the Section 321 cargo via ocean instead of air due to the following benefits:
● It allows businesses to avoid rising air freight rates
● Logistic companies are offering more ocean express shipping options (especially from Asia to any location in North America)
● It is more cost-effective service
● It allows businesses to avoid airport congestion
Watch a Demo of AMS Ocean System
Easily upload a large volume of eCommerce shipments
Map your Excel or CSV on the fly using our Easy Mapper tool
Upload AMS Ocean, ISF-10, and Type 86 data in one file
Dashboard view of MVOC-NVOC match, ISF match
6 Reasons to Clear your Section 321 eCommerce Shipments using AMS Ocean & Type 86
High Volume Processing
Easily upload & submit shipment consolidations of over 100K packages. Manage the volumes needed for today's D2C (direct to consumer) eCommerce businesses.
Automatically disclaim PGA-regulated goods. Examples of PGA flags are: FD1, AM7, EP1, EP7, AQ1
AMS Ocean eManifest, ISF & Type 86
Type 86 can be submitted electronically at any time and accepted almost immediately (usually within seconds for lower volumes and around 20min for higher volumes such as 50K shipments).
Significant Cost Savings
There are no duties, taxes, or fees payable for Type 86 entries. MPF is not charged if released at a CFS warehouse. Also, no setup or maintenance fees.
AMS Ocean, ISF-10, & Type 86 data elements can be uploaded in one file
AMS Ocean Software Vendor
CBP allows having different software vendors, which means Customs City can be your second vendor dedicated to your Section 321 eCommerce Ocean shipments
Recent Changes in e-Commerce Customs Compliance Process
The rise of e-commerce shipments is also shifting the focus how Customs handles the processing of large volumes of small boxes.
Customs City ACE Ocean Services:
Freight Forwarders, Ocean Carriers, Port Authorities & Terminal Operators can submit mandatory ACE Ocean eManifest to CBP
Secondary Notify Party (SNP)
Warehouses/NVOCC(Freight Forwarders) receive the milestone events for every shipment
AMS Ocean eManifest Monthly Price PlansPricing is per transaction sent to CBP on a monthly basis. Responses received by CBP and sending updates or deletes to CBP are not charged. ACE Ocean counts as a transaction. Download ACE Ocean LOI below and email completed form to email@example.com
Why Customs City?
We believe that by adopting modern technologies and combining with the knowledge of Customs & Trade we can deliver the optimal solutions for our customers. Customs City will make your eCommerce customs compliance process seamless and cost effective.