SOURCE: Kewill


October 28, 2014 09:00 ET

H.W. St. John & Co. Goes Live With Kewill Customs Solution

Leading Customs Software to Revolutionize Customs Processes for Customers

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) -  H.W. St. John & Co., a leading customs broker and freight forwarder, has announced that they have chosen to continue their long-standing partnership with Kewill, a leading provider of U.S. customs clearance solutions and innovative supply chain execution software. H.W. St. John & Co. has implemented Kewill Customs, a market leading customs clearance solution that enables automated processing for virtually any type of customs entry. It is ideally suited to address the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) requirements that will be mandatory effective November 1, 2015. It combines the depth and reliability customs brokers have come to expect from Kewill with a streamlined user interface that requires fewer screens, significantly improving productivity and reducing error-prone repetitive tasks. The net result for customers is a lower cost of ownership and increased profitability.

H.W. St. John's selection of Kewill Customs offers numerous benefits for its customers. The solution automates the documentation compliance processes for both brokers and clients, including the ability to automate tracking and controlling of shipments throughout each step of the customs process. Brokers can create customized alerts and generate reports, instantaneously notifying clients of any issues regarding their shipment.

"Our corporate goal of increasing the quality of customer service and automating the customs process will be attained as we go live with Kewill Customs," said Richard Hanel, president of H.W. St. John & Co. "We are thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Kewill which enables us to provide an even higher level of service to our customers who depend on us for the movement of their goods."

H.W. St. John will be taking advantage of Kewill Customs numerous productivity enhancements, such as electronic filing with the ability to make edits throughout the customs process, ensuring that shipments are done right the first time every time. The solution also enables a fast release of cargo, further reducing processing costs.

"As a leading customs broker, H.W. St. John is continuously looking to offer improved services to their customers," said Jay Waldron, SVP Americas at Kewill. "By deploying Kewill Customs, H.W. St. John will offer customers significantly improved brokerage and visibility services along with ACE compliance well in advance of the U.S. CBP mandated dates." 

About H.W. St. John & Co.

H.W. St. John was founded in 1902 and is a fully licensed, insured and C-TPAT customs broker and certified freight forwarders offering a full service brokerage to help with all cargo needs. Strategically located at JFK International Airport. H.W. St. John is able to expedite brokerage and port clearance through customs through its personalized services. To learn more about the company, visit

About Kewill

Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organizations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE ® platform helps companies reduce costs, manage volatility and gain greater visibility across the logistics value chain. Trade, transport, store, comply, manage and integrate -- the Kewill transportation management platform gives you the insight, agility and tools you need to deliver better customer service and streamline global supply chain execution for strategic advantage.

The Kewill platform supports supply chain execution activities for in excess of 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, visit, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.