Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, is helping the international shipping and freight forwarding company, Tuscor Lloyds to prepare for the impact that Brexit will have on customs procedures, using Descartes’ e-Customs solution.
With 26 years of shipping experience and a global network of freight agents, partners and supplies, Tuscor Lloyds transports freight from Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL), huge project cargo and breakbulk shipments in some of the world’s most inaccessible destinations as well as to major logistics hubs across the globe. With operations on a global scale, including across Europe, it cannot afford any delays within the logistics supply chains that Brexit may cause. Seeking advice from both Descartes and the Government’s Customs Grant Scheme, Tuscor Lloyds has adopted Descartes’ e-Customs solution to ensure the complicated customs declaration processes will be as straightforward as possible post-Brexit to prevent any unnecessary supply chain delays and maintain processes as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible.
Nick Rodriguez, Managing Director, Tuscor Lloyds, comments: “Implementing Descartes’ e-Customs solution was an essential part of our Brexit preparation to support both our clients and our business. Like our relationship with Descartes, our client relationships are built on trust, so it’s imperative that we continue to provide the best possible means of safeguarding our clients’ shipments between the UK and the EU by preparing customs entries, ensuring compliance and minimising delays. The nature of our large, heavy cargo movement means we need to take cargo to meet ships from the UK travelling into Europe, so the new customs formality will cause inevitable delays. We wanted to ensure that we have the ability to take cargo from one location in the UK to meet a ship somewhere in Europe without incurring delays, this solution was essential to prevent our clients from incurring additional costs to bring a ship in to the UK and continuing our established processes. Having the capacity to do the important clearance is entirely necessary, but this solution is essential to prevent disruption from Brexit after the 1st January 2021.”
Pol Sweeney, VP Sales and Business Manager UK for Descartes adds: “We are delighted to be able to support Tuscor Lloyds to ensure that its business continues smoothly and there is no disruption for its customers after Brexit. It is essential that businesses implement the tools they need to be able to continue operations with the same, or even increased efficiency and bypass any delay that Brexit may cause. For companies like Tuscor Lloyds, where they routinely move cargo from the UK to Europe and vice versa, mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure operational efficiency as well as support and reinforce the long-established trust that the company has built over years with its customers.”