U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has posted through Cargo Systems Messaging Service that an ACE production outage will occur on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10pm with a targeted conclusion on January 15, 2017 at 8am.
Entry processing and release will be delayed through the U.S. Customs outage. Please advise your shippers and carriers of same.
CSMS # 17-000005 reads partly as follows:
CBP will have an extended ACE outage period for this deployment beginning Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10pm EST, and targeted to conclude on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 8am EST. This outage window will affect all ACE applications, including Manifest and Cargo Release. CBP will issue a CSMS to confirm the conclusion of the outage window. As with every outage window, ACE may take some time to process transactions that are queued prior to and during the outage. CBP will be monitoring incoming transactions and will address any issues encountered.
Link to full CSMS Message #17-000005: https://apps.cbp.gov/csms/viewmssg.asp?Recid=22410&page=&srch_argv=&srchtype=&btype=&sortby=&sby=