Many complex components make the Automated Manifest System (AMS) work. The AMS is responsible for tracking all inbound and outbound cargo shipments and managing the resources required to move those shipments. This blog post will look at how the AMS manages resources and what factors go into its decision-making process. It will also explore some of the benefits of using the AMS. Stay tuned!
All air and ocean shipments going into the US require manifests to be filed before you can import them. The US encourages foreign carriers to automate filing manifests by connecting their reservation systems directly with the automated manifest system. This is because filing manifests is complex, resource-intensive, and time-consuming.
When the carrier provides an update in its reservation system, it is reflected in the manifest generated automatically by the AMS. This process makes filing of customs paperwork much easier for the carrier. To ensure that the manifest data is appropriately reflected in your reservation system, you should allow at least five business days from when a shipment is booked until it is ticketed.
Requirements in the AMS
- Full names and addresses of shipper and consignee(s)
- Carrier and flight number
- Country of origin and ultimate destination (city and state, province, or country)
- Weight, dimensions, hazardous material information if the shipment contains dangerous goods.
Advantages of Using AMS
- Easy manifest filing
The AMS makes providing manifests easier and more efficient for carriers. This can ultimately decrease costs associated with providing customs paperwork.
- Automated updates
The AMS automatically updates your reservation system every time a shipment changes location or receives new cargo, which means there is no hassle involved in keeping up-to-date records.
The AMS is a complex piece of technology, but it has many benefits for carriers looking to automate their customs filing procedures. It is a mandatory American necessity for all importers and exporters.