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Cargoes Overview

We make trade faster and simpler for our customers and communities, enabling smarter trade and removing the complexities caused by ever-changing regulations.

As part of the DP World Group, we are supported by large scale resources and wide-ranging expertise from across the globe combined with our inside knowledge of the best solutions to meet commercial, operational and regulatory needs. Our products are aimed at helping our customers and communities make their business processes faster, easier, more efficient, and more profitable.

Our business in the UK, CNS (Community Network Services), has been providing technology solutions exclusively in the Trade & Logistics sector since 1986. From the introduction of the first computerised systems to the latest border management products that help our clients navigate smoothly through their Brexit requirements, we have been bringing services to market for more than 30 years.

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Cargoes story

1985
UK Customs I Computerised
When UK Customs computerised the industry and gave traders direct access to the system it was a significant step forward, but also a huge challenge in terms of system integration. CNS was established as a spin-off of Southampton Container Terminals to enable customers across the UK to connect to UK Customs, streamlining the customs clearance process, improving efficiency and removing costs.
1992
Customs-approved port community system
UK Customs approved the CNS Port Community System, which included inventory-linked customs clearance, facilitating efficient and compliant trade for all users. Combined with adoption of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), CNS’s Port Community System revolutionised business in for its customers and government stakeholders.
2002
Delivered first Vehicle Booking System (VBS) in a UK terminal
CNS delivered a vehicle appointment system for Southampton Container Terminal (Now DP World Southampton), immediately slashing the waiting times for drivers and hauliers. The success of the solution was demonstrated by the widespread implementation of similar systems throughout the country.
2006
DP World acquires CNS
DP World acquired CNS in 2006 as part of the overall acquisition of P&O, providing CNS with access to the global capabilities of the DP World Group.
2010
Introduced Compass
CNS introduced its market leading Compass product, a web-based port community system providing EDI, inventory control and connection to HMRC’s CHIEF system.
2013
Delivered full community system for London Gateway
CNS successfully provided the community system for the UK's first world-class automated container terminal, London Gateway, including an integrated Vehicle Booking System and CNS Compass.
2021
CNS products move under the DP World CARGOES Community umbrella
In 2021, CNS became part of DP World’s digital trade services and began the process of rebranding its products as CARGOES Community.
2022
Brexit-supporting border management solutions available
Between 2020 and 2022 we are carrying out a phased roll out of border management solutions aimed at supporting customers through the regulation changes enforced by the UK’s departure from the EU. Throughout 2022 we will be enhancing our offer to provide customers with a one-stop shop supporting transport operators, customs agents and traders with a comprehensive eco-system of solutions for the UK's UK/EU border.

Regulatory Partners

HMRC (UK Revenue & Customs)
Border Force (UK Immigration and Customs Control)
DEFRA (UK Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs)
Southampton City Council Port Health Services
City of London Port Health Authority
Revenue (Irish Customs)
Douane (French Customs)
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Tell us what you do
Transport Operator
Simplify border movements and container haulage
Simplify border movements and container haulage
Clearing Agent
Submit customs declarations and clear cargoes
Submit customs declarations and clear cargoes
Freight Forwarder
Manage port, border and customs processes
Manage port, border and customs processes
Importer / Exporter
Benefit from visibility, port and customs solutions
Benefit from visibility, port and customs solutions
Shipping Line
Connect with operators and the port community
Connect with operators and the port community
Terminal Operator
Share information seamlessly with your stakeholders
Share information seamlessly with your stakeholders
Rail Freight Operator
Achieve the highest levels of service for customers
Achieve the highest levels of service for customers
Ship's Agent
Fulfil your customer’s port requirements
Fulfil your customer’s port requirements
Courier / Express
Customs clear express packages and documents
Customs clear express packages and documents