The logistics and compliance solutions provider Descartes Systems Group said Tuesday it has acquired Computer Management USA, a U.S.-based provider of security filing and air cargo management solutions for airlines and their partners.
Computer Management’s solutions help air carriers with operational efficiency, security filing and customs clearance processes, directly and through coordination with ground handlers and container freight stations.
“The air cargo community is challenged by a rapidly evolving global regulatory environment where customs authorities around the world continue to implement mandates designed to improve security,” Descartes said. “Recent examples include U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air Cargo Advanced Screening Initiative, the European Union's Import Control System and Preloading Consignment Information for Secure Entry, Canada Border Services Agency's Advance Commercial Information (ACI) system.”
The all-cash purchase price for the acquisition was $6.6 million.
"Computer Management strengthens Descartes’ Customs and Regulatory Compliance platform with additional airline-focused functionality while adding a community of hundreds of ground handlers and container freight stations to Descartes' Global Logistics Network,” said John Lamberti, chief executive officer at Computer Management.
Computer Management has offices in Florida and New York.