Derry Bros launches technology update for fast, efficient and compliant customs clearance


Derry Bros Shipping & Customs Clearance has enhanced the connectivity of its digital platform, Digicom, to automate and further streamline the processing of customs declarations for freight movements between the UK and Ireland. With the new EDI and API connections, customers can benefit from a single-entry, one-click solution that saves time and cost, while improving compliance.

“We are making the completion of electronic customs declarations as quick and accurate as possible to reduce workload, improve efficiency and reduce risk,” explains Colin Robb, Operations Director at Derry Bros Shipping & Customs Clearance. “By simplifying the sharing of essential data and minimising the risk of human error, we are taking the hassle out of customs clearance for goods moving between the UK and Ireland.”

Derry Bros’ customers will now be able to take advantage of Digicom’s automation engine using a single data input. By enabling data exchange, via either a secure file share or full systems integration, it will be possible to generate and submit multiple customs declarations that are required for importing and exporting goods. This will include the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to the EU’s Import Control System 2 (ICS2), Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) and Goods Movement Reference (GMR).

“We are continually enhancing and adapting our cross-border solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Through the adoption of cutting-edge innovations, our Digicom platform is enabling us to deliver an industry-leading customs clearance service that keeps pace with new and updated border legislation being implemented,” added Robb.

Digicom is an award-winning digital customs solution that streamlines what was previously a multi-system process into a single, easy-to-use platform. The software has been developed by Derry Bros to enable smart, efficient and legal customs clearance. It supports effective cross-border trade, with proven financial and resource savings for haulage and freight businesses.