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Livingston International Launches New Cross-Border Trade App

Livingston International Launches New Cross-Border Trade App

Toronto, Canada – Truck drivers delivering commercial shipments across the Canada-U.S. border have a new ally to reduce their wait time at Customs: the Livingston International Tracker app.

The app is specifically designed for carriers, giving drivers the information they need on the clearance status of their shipments as quickly as possible.

Both the U.S. Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS) and the Canadian Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) are optimized for mobile on Livingston’s Tracker app, keeping drivers informed of their shipment’s status no matter where they are.

Livingston’s Speed Scanner functionality enables truck drivers to use a simple barcode scan to check shipment status, with no need to type in barcodes.

For shipments without a barcode, the driver simply keys in the shipment information to find the shipment status. There is no longer a need to phone a dispatcher and wait for them to check the status.

The app also features “set and forget” functionality for shipments entering Canada, so truckers can get PARS shipment alerts with the click of a button.

For even more speed and convenience, carriers can also opt for SMS and/or e-mail shipment updates.

The Tracker app is available for download on iOS, Android and Blackberry. Livingston has also updated their tracking web pages so they are fully optimized for mobile.

In addition to offering Customs clearance and trade compliance services, Livingston International also offers trade consulting, global trade management and international freight forwarding.

Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia.

12/10/2014

DFW Offers Expedited Customs Clearance

DFW Airport, Texas – Dallas-Ft.Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the only airport in the US that offers all expedited Customs clearance programs for international travelers, “making it the easiest and most efficient airport to clear US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).”

The clearance programs implemented at DFW include the CBP’s Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program (ETTP), which gives pre-approved travelers the ability to bypass the traditional passport lines and skip paper Customs declaration forms when re-entering the country through DFW; Automated Passport Control (APC) for US and Canadian citizens, as well as for non-US citizens entering the country from 38 ‘Visa Waiver’ countries and for ‘Lawful Permanent US Residents.’

In addition, the airport’s ‘Carry E-Z’ lines allow fliers traveling with only carry-on bags to clear the CBP arrivals area in one step at a kiosk, rather than having to wait in another line for luggage checks.

“Approximately 70 percent of DFW’s international travelers automatically process through security, waiting an average of less than 14 minutes,” said DFW CEO Sean Donohue.

“Working in partnership with the CBP, we have shortened wait times by 40 percent, while still experiencing an 8.46 percent increase in overall passenger traffic,” he said. “We are proud to be the only US airport that offers all of these programs. It is a huge milestone in our effort to become the preeminent global hub for passengers around the world.”

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport is the third-busiest airport in the world providing non-stop service to 147 domestic and 55 international destinations.

09/24/2014