AMCO chooses Descartes customs clearance software

Leading global warehouse and logistics provider AMCO has agreed a partnership with customs software specialists Descartes Systems Group.

“Following Brexit, the demand for customs warehousing is growing and operating a bonded warehouse of around 110,000 square feet means that we are in a prime position to support trade with the EU for our customers and avoid double customs duties. By choosing to deploy Descartes’ e-Customs and duty management solutions we will be able to manage vast amounts of stock, improve capabilities to process customs declarations on-site and enhance our customer service offerings,” said Stuart Tooze, Head of Supply Chain, AMCO.

“With the support of the Descartes team, we are integrating the e-Customs system into our existing warehouse management system. Providing the best possible service to our customers is at the heart of what we do, and we are truly benefitting from implementing one system that has everything we need, and our clients need, both now and in the future.”

AMCO is a 3PL, providing freight forwarding, warehousing and customs clearance as part of its business. In the wake of disruptions brought about by Brexit, AMCO has been looking to expand its customs warehousing operations and to still provide high quality customer services to its clients. Descartes e-Customs solution will make this possible, and also has the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) system for Northern Ireland built in for when that becomes necessary.

“AMCO is an exemplary business for continually seeking to deliver the best experience possible to its customers. Since the UK left the EU and the interest in businesses looking for freight forwarders and warehouse providers to support their operations has peaked, it has been critical for warehouse providers to offer the best possible service to their customers in order to avoid disruption,” said Pol Sweeney, VP Sales and Business Manager UK for Descartes.

“It has been a pleasure working with AMCO to support its operations and help develop its offering for customers in an efficient and effective way and we look forward to continuing our work together.”