The Automated Manifest System (AMS) is cargo release notification and inventory control system. AMS integrates directly with US Customs In-Bond and Selectivity systems used at US Customs Ports of Entry, as well as indirectly with the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). It facilitates quicker release and identification of low risk shipments.

The Automated Manifest System notifies participants electronically when their cargo is released (in many cases prior to actual arrival) and simplifies intermodal delivery and movement of cargo by trucks and rail through the In-bond process. Port authorities, Carriers, freight forwarders, container freight stations, and service bureaus may particpate in AMS.

AMS speeds manifest and waybill processing while reducing paper and hardcopy overhead. With AMS, participants receive more timely tracking data and US Customs provide more efficient services to importers.