An Advanced Solution for Customs Integrations in the Digital Age

Klearnow Inc.


Analysis JAVA development



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The Challenge

KlearNow is a US-based scale-up that provides an AI-based Saas solution for international logistics processes. From ocean freight bookings to handling all formal processes including customs declarations. KlearNow offers a fully digital solution, end-to-end and visibility. Always customers are informed where their cargo is and its status. KlearNow is expanding internationally to, among others, the main logistics hubs (seaports) in the EU. This requires a lot of expertise around customs regulations, and especially their technical implementation and procedures to be followed for the right permits. Atlantis has been asked to support KlearNow in the realization of integration with the Belgian and Dutch customs authorities. This includes systems such as PDLA (Belgium), AGS and DMS for making import and export declarations.

Our Approach

Customs regulations are complex and should be carefully analyzed and translated into technical solutions. There is no room for misinterpretation or mistakes is the technical solution. Errors, no matter how small, result in incorrect declarations with all their consequences such as delays in the supply-chain to hefty after-taxes and fines. We carefully analyzed all technical documentation and translated it into the desired solution for KlearNow. Customs regulations were studied in content, and tested with the technical documentation.

The Solution


Customs expertise on automated systems such as AGS and DMS in the Netherlands and PDLA and the like in Belgium.

Atlantis assisted KlearNow with consultants on the necessary customs regulations and technical knowledge thereof. Contacts and communication between KlearNow and the customs technical staff were provided by Atlantis. This quickly made test resources available for the development process. Atlantis provided senior JAVA developers and a JAVA architect to KlearNow's development team in both India and the US. Locally focused technical solutions could be jointly integrated into the KlearNow platform.

The Result

KlearNow can provide fully automated end-to-end transportation to Dutch seaports as well. More importantly, also between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. As a result of the Brexit, additional customs formalities are required there. KlearNow can take care of these fully digital and automated.
Michelle R.

Michelle R. Sr. director of International Expansion

"Opening new markets requires local experts to help you navigate local intricacies and for this Atlantis has been a fantastic partner. Not only with supporting me with technical solutions, but also played an active role in matters such as obtaining customs permits and in our overall launch. Atlantis has proven to be an agile and creative partner in a project that without their help would have been a lot more challenging to navigate. I can highly recommend them!"


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