AMS is an Automated Manifest System that was introduced in 2004 and is used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The system transfers and verifies cargo data. The aim of the system is to reduce security threats to the US.
Functions of AMS
Shipments that enter the US via air or ocean require detailed cargo declarations. The AMS shipment tracking system is used to relay this information. This data must be provided by forwarders and airlines at specific times and is registered via the AMS system. The system provides and records data about the arrival and release of cargo. All goods must be declared 24 hours before the goods leave the loading port. (more…)