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BUREAU of Customs-accredited value-added service provider Cargo Data Exchange Center (CDEC) is testing its new system that will enable the integrated submission of shipping line, co-loader and consolidation electronic manifest to the BOC.

The system will also address the dilemma of cargo consolidators that have code-sharing agreements with different shipping lines as it allows them to prepare for the new BOC advance manifest system simultaneously with shipping lines.

The process involves test submission of the electronic manifest for only one common vessel voyage/registry number.

“We have escalated our testing with the shipping lines on e-manifest,” CDEC general manager Leo Morada told PortCalls.

“The testing will ensure that not only the shipping lines will be able to prepare for XML manifest requirement but also freight forwarders and consolidators,” Morada, who is also PortCalls’ IT columnist, explained.

Last week, CDEC commenced initial testing with RCL Feeder Philippines Inc., co-loader Hapag-Lloyd and freight forwarding firms Kuehne + Nagel, Inc and CNT Worldwide.

Starting this week, CDEC will expand integrated testing to all members of the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) and freight forwarders/consolidators.

CDEC is one of two preferred VASPs endorsed by the AISL to its members to handle all data related to the electronic submission of the advance manifest for submission to the BOC

CDEC is already handling electronic manifest submission by 15 bulk and car carrier agents calling at the Batangas port in line with the e-Customs import assessment system parallel run.

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