Trade Tech Assists Customers In Rush to Comply with Japan 24-Hour Rule

Trade Tech CEO says it is not too late for NVOCCs to meet the March 1 deadline and avoid non-compliance penalties

For Immediate Release:  

February 25, 2014                                                                                                                                 

BELLEVUE, Washington – Trade Tech, a global supplier of cloud-based solutions for the logistics industry, announced today that it continues to sign up and integrate new clients as the clock ticks down on the March 1 effective date for the Japan 24-Hour Ocean Advance Filing Rules (JP24).

The JP24 regulations require ocean carriers and NVOCCs to electronically submit filings for all Japan-bound containerized ocean cargo 24 hours prior to the vessel loading at the port of origin. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  

"The biggest issue facing the forwarding community right now is the deadline at the end of this week for compliance with the new Japan 24 Hour Rule,” says  Bryn Heimbeck, CEO of Trade Tech. “Now is the final push to sign up and get started.”

Heimbeck says that Trade Tech has the bandwidth to sign up any customer who has not yet complied and stresses that “there is still time.”

Trade Tech’s solutions help non-vessel operators (NVOCCs) and carriers (VOCCCs) avoid any and all penalties by making it easy for them to meet their filing requirements, Heimbeck says.“ We offer a web entry solution, an EDI solution and, if the client prefers, we can do the data entry for them.”

Heimbeck adds that each of its offices around the world is able to sign up and assist customers in complying with JP24. He notes that company established a presence in Japan about a year ago when it opened an office in Tokyo, which is now fully staffed and offering complete customer support. Over the last seven months, Trade Tech has offered many seminars and webinars to help the shipping pubic understand JP24 and what they need to do to be prepared. “We are supporting our customers by giving them the information they need and by developing Cloud-based IT solutions that improve supply chain management,” Heimbeck says.

Trade Tech was the first US-based provider to have its electronic filing solution for the Advance Filing Rule (AFR) authorized by Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (NACCS). This solution uses Web 2.0 technology and already meets 24-hour advance filing rules in North America and the EU.
About Trade Tech:
Trade Tech, a global supplier of cloud-based solutions for the logistics industry, develops world-class applications proven to help streamline freight forwarders' and shippers' supply chains, cut total transportation costs, manage exceptions, and deliver visibility to help companies compete in today's complex logistics environment. Trade Tech is an ERP for the freight-forwarding and NVOCC community, licensing and delivering applications in key areas, including:
 Cloud computing
 Japan 24 Hour Rule
 10+2 Rule Solution Provider
 AMS/ACI and security related to ocean and air transportation, including all Cargo Security Filing requirements, including Smart Border
 Cost optimization / pricing
 Transportation management
 Rate management
 Supply chain / purchase order management and visibility (tracking and tracing)
 Sales / operations
 Accounting
Founded in 1997, Trade Tech’s applications link shippers, importers, Customs House Brokers, consignees, NVOCCs, carriers, truckers, warehouses and forwarders, providing visibility of the movement of goods throughout the supply chain. Trade Tech clients enjoy access to the latest applications and data anywhere in the world every time they log on to the Trade Tech network – without any software downloads. For more information, please visit:
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Posted by Trade Tech Inc on 02/25 at 07:18 PM in Company NewsPress Release