ROADWAY EXPANDS USE OF CUSTOMSÆ PAPS ON NORTHERN BORNER
Roadway Express has adjusted its entire northern border transport operations to accommodate U.S. Customs’ Pre-Arrival Processing System.
The system, also known as PAPS, was originally developed between Customs and shipping industry in Buffalo, N.Y., to speed the flow of cargo across the Peace and Lewiston bridges. It uses barcoded shipping documents to interface with Customs border clearance system. The agency recently expanded the use of PAPS across the entire northern border.
“Participation in PAPS is one more reason that Roadway consistently provides the expedient cross-border transportation services that shippers rely on,” said Bob Carr, vice president of international at Akron, Ohio-based Roadway. “We will continue to work with U.S. Customs and brokers to make it easier for our customers to do business.”
Roadway and its Canadian subsidiary, Reimer Express Lines, now participate in PAPS at Port Huron, Mich.; Champlain and Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Pembina, N.D., with plans to include Detroit and Blaine, Wash. in early 2001.
“New advancements in customs systems and technology can bring benefits to all parties of international transportation, including shippers, importers, brokers, government agencies and carriers. Roadway will continue to be a leader participating in the development and implementation of government and private initiatives that will streamline the customs process,” the carrier said.