Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection advised that new features have been added to the Automated Commercial Environment Truck Manifest Trade Portal, the agency’s web-based application that provides carriers with easy access to creating digital manifests and bills of lading, along with relevant account data.
CBP’s latest update to the ACE Truck Portal included the implementation of several new features:
- Carriers that repeatedly utilize the same crew and vehicles now have the ability to create a manifest template, thereby eliminating the need to re-enter repetitive information, which can then be used to create manifests more efficiently.
- Similarly, for carriers that repeatedly utilize the same shippers and consignees, a template for a bill of lading can now also be created.
Note: Users must now begin by adding criteria to the search bar then clicking the Search button to view results on both Manifest and BOL results page (i.e., turning off Auto-search).