US Customs’ Los Angeles Field Operations Unit has announced the opening of the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval (AQUA) Lane program at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport.
AQUA Lane provides an expedited vessel clearance process to sea carriers actively participating in the C-TPAT program, who meet the requisite criteria, that enables them to immediately unload cargo upon arrival in the US — prior to CBP meeting the vessel. It allows CBP to lessen congestion at seaports, redirecting Customs’ resources towards high risk threats and away from low risk carriers.
Complete information, including FAQs are found in the LA/LB seaport’s September 28, 2016, Public Bulletin. LA:LB Implementation of AQUA Lane at the LALB Seaport