15 Jan 2019
Virginia-based Norfolk Southern (NS) recently announced its headquarters will be relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. In tandem with this historic move, NS has implemented a state-of-the-art network operations center, pulling together data analytics to better serve its customers in the areas of safety, operating efficiency, customer service, and asset utilization, using GE Transportation’s Movement Planner System.
Also, Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) recently announced that, effective January 21, 2019, it will be implementing a new Mexican Customs online clearing system for the Laredo gateway. This new tool, called Ventanilla Única de Comercio Exterior Mexicana (VUCEM), is to be implemented at the international rail bridge at Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. All Mexican Brokers should be familiar and be testing their links to VUCEM to be ready to facilitate the change on behalf of their customers. To avoid delays for shipments that fail Rail Manifest and VUCEM, parallel processes of submitting the paper customs documents and managing the EDI messages through Rail Manifest will both be required.