Descartes Acquires Computer Management USA




Descartes Systems Group recently acquired Computer Management USA, a U.S.-based provider of security filing solutions and air cargo management solutions for airlines and their partners. The all-cash purchase price for the acquisition was US $6.6 million.
 
Computer Management's solutions help air carriers streamline security filing and customs clearance processes, directly and through coordination with ground handlers and container freight stations. The air cargo community struggles with a rapidly evolving global regulatory environment where customs authorities around the world continue to implement mandates designed to improve security. Recent examples include U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Air Cargo Advanced Screening Initiative (ACAS), the European Union's Import Control System (ICS) and Preloading Consignment Information for Secure Entry (PRECISE), and Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Advance Commercial Information (ACI) system.
 
Computer Management will strengthen Descartes' Customs and Regulatory Compliance platform (for filing customs and security documents for imports and exports) with additional airline-focused functionality while adding a community of hundreds of ground handlers and container freight stations to the Descartes Global Logistics Network. On the other hand, Computer Management customers will now have access to a wider geographic range of customs filing solutions and additional value-added services for the air industry that leverage Descartes’ vast Global Logistics Network, such as eFreight and Cargo2000.
 
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