Gateway & BVI Federal Express Sign Agreement

September 2, 2015

Gateway Systems Limited and Federal Express British Virgin Islands [BVI] Branch today entered into an agreement to have Gateway customize and install Automated Customs system [ABC] in the BVI to communicate directly with HM BVI Customs new CAPS system [Customs Automated Processing System].

“The success of ABC in Bermuda made the decision to implement in the BVI are very easy one for them, I believe,” said John Kyle, Managing Director of Gateway Systems Limited.

“We are delighted to add a new Caribbean Island group to our client portfolio” said Kevin Luckham, Director of Software Services at Gateway and the main architect and designer of the ABC system.

“There are some differences in both how HM BVI Customs collect duties and report on them and that will require some customization before we can implement, but as we know the Bermuda CAPS system very well we do not foresee any problems”, continued Mr. Luckham.

Gateway’s Automated Customs System [ABC] saves time and effort by taking the information on arriving goods straight from relevant points in the ordering process from many different systems using ‘data hooks’, eliminating duplication of entry and errors.

The Customs Declaration is essentially ready as soon as the goods are ordered, and only data on the physical shipment need to be entered to allow the form to be electronically transmitted to HM Customs.

In Bermuda, when the release note is received it is transmitted automatically to Stevedoring Services, to advise them that Customs has released the container. Stevedoring in turn will advise on their website when the particular shipment is ready for pickup.

Gateway monitor the site for known containers, and send an e-mail to the shipper and their designated trucker when it can be collected. There is little human intervention in the process.

The Bermuda customer list of ABC users is extensive from large clients like Federal Express to small importers who use ABC Software as a Service [SaaS] which is billed monthly subscription depending on the number of Bermuda Customs Declarations [BCD] forms prepared.

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  1. Mumbojumbo says:

    Bermuda!have a say in your own and private affairs
    before the problems arise!