CSCB, ViaSafe to develop collaboration technology for global logistics

by Canadian Shipper

The Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB), and Ottawa-based ViaSafe, Inc., have announced an agreement to jointly develop and improve solutions that promote collaboration in the global logistics industry.

ViaSafe, an e-global logistics service provider, has worked closely with the CSCB since 1999, when the Society developed a new model for the exchange of international trade data, combining the flexibility and strength of Internet technology and the expertise of its members. The agreement will focus efforts on extending and improving e-global logistics solutions that ensure the flow of information and enhance collaboration between customs brokers, carriers, shippers, freight forwarders, financial institutions and government.

"In a globalized, networked economy, importers and exporters are constantly seeking new levels of timely, quality service at each stage of the global logistics chain," said CSCB President Carol West. "Brokers are already among the most connected players in that chain. And we know that networked collaboration solutions will set the future performance standards for the entire logistics industry."

ViaSafe’s proprietary technology facilitates collaboration by automating and managing the complex exchange of information between companies involved in trade and logistics. In contrast to other e-global logistics services, ViaSafe users can achieve a high level of collaboration without changing their existing technology, data formats or business software.

The Canadian Society of Customs Brokers includes the majority of corporate and individual brokers in Canada, as well as many associate members involved in trade, transportation and logistics. A key priority for the CSCB is to work with government and the private sector to develop new, innovative solutions to emerging challenges in the international trade community.

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