The American Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) requires that any cargo entering the USA by sea be filed and made available to anyone as a public record in the form of a tariff.
The ALFA Movers NVOCC flagship “Atlas Global Shipping Line” is registered with the FMC as a foreign NVOCC and as such has to comply with the rules and regulations of the United States in this respect.
As a consequence, the AIM-network is offering their members the facility to file their individual tariffs without the master carriers at a lower casting… This is a beneficial solution valid for all our ALFA Movers members.
We assist by simplifying the process and publishing the contract of our ALFA Movers members. A unique tool offered by only very few networks, saving valuable casts and increasing your service level towards your customers.
Moreover, you are protecting your sensible commercial info towards the master carriers by entering your own data.
AMS filing solutions have been part of our benefits since many years. We offer two alternative solutions depending on your requirements. Our first option is cloud-based and grants access through an easy-to-use website. The second one is an outsourced filing solution offered by a subcontractor of the ALFA Movers Family.
Our solutions are in full compliance with the United States Customs and Border Protection, Ocean AMS regulations and are approved and authorized by the Ocean AMS Service Centre.
AFR Japan Filing
The ALFA Movers house bills of lading are fully recognized and incorporated by the Japanese customs authorities. Japanese advanced filing was introduced in 2014.
Which info is required when using the "Atlas Global Shipping Line" bill of lading when you enter Japan by sea? The ocean vessels flag and call sign may not be known at the time of filing and are completed through our services.
However, the mother vessel name, voyage and eta are imperative to arrange the proper filing.
Our services do include the monitoring of the transshipment vessel which will finally carry the goods to Japan, and which in most cases is not the departing vessel carrying your shipment. Japanese customs will only accept the vessel arriving in Japan, not the vessel which had loaded your consignment at port of loading.