Streamlining Customs Clearance with Descartes and Windmill 

Universal Logistics Inc., a freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider, is using the Descartes Canadian Customs Brokerage™ solution to increase customer satisfaction and improve operational effectiveness through automation of labor-intensive customs declarations processes. The solution is enhanced by an innovative documentation digitization solution from Windmill, a Descartes United by Design partner. 

The Solution
Automated and Streamlined Document Production 

An on-demand software solution, Descartes Canadian Customs Brokerage provides customs brokers with the ability to streamline and automate the workflows associated with customs entries, regulatory filings, and customer invoicing to improve operational productivity. The solution uses the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) to electronically connect customs brokers with shippers, carriers and regulatory authorities around the world to speed data collection and dissemination.

Descartes Canadian Customs Brokerage is integrated with Windmill’s EasyClearance solution to allow unstructured electronic documents, such as PDFs of commercial invoices from shippers, to be converted quickly and effectively to structured data, eliminating the need for repetitive, error-prone, time-consuming manual data entry that would slow the customs clearance process. 

Company Profile 
Universal Logistics Inc. 
Logistics Services 

Descartes Solution
Descartes Canadian Customs Brokerage™ 

About the Universal Logistics
Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Universal Logistics Inc. offers a complete package of international ocean and air freight, trucking, customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution services on both sides of the border between Canada and the U.S. to help customers reduce freight costs, optimize transit times and achieve air-tight compliance.