Pilot Freight Services has taken over customs clearance operations for its importer customers, saying it has taken out third-party involvement in the supply chain.
With Pilot Customs Brokerage, the company says it can now handle pickup, transportation and customs clearance, becoming a one-stop shop.
“This new service offering gives us the opportunity to grow our market share while providing brokerage services to our customers that will make international moves as efficient as possible,” Pilot’s Richard Phillips said in a statement.
Twenty-year customs veteran Ilyse Dawicki has been selected to managing the new offering.
“Today’s importer wants timely clearances and 100 percent compliance,” Dawicki said. “Knowing that there is a licensed customs broker on site to audit for accuracy and that Pilot can clear freight arriving at any airport, seaport or container freight station, gives us even more credibility in the international freight arena.”