4.7 C
Hamburg
Monday, March 8, 2021
Home Port News Global Ports introduces digital service in Russia

Global Ports introduces digital service in Russia

Global Ports Group's First Container Terminal (FCT) has become the first Russian terminal to transfer to a fully paperless export management system when it launched a service for the digital issuance of orders for the loading of export containers.

The Group’s new service was tested in early June at Turukhtanny customs post with clients, VMT and Rayontrans, as participants in the experiment.

The proprietary technology enables the digital exchange of legally binding documents with the customs authority and, according to the announcement, is based on Global Ports’ customer portal and Sea Port’s Portal software functionality.

Global Ports explained in its statement that the adoption of this technology means that the procedure of order preparation by forwarding companies and issuance of documents confirmed by customs has been completely digitalised.

On the basis of an order issued in this way, the terminal may start loading a container onto a vessel immediately without additional approval. All participants of the process – the forwarding company, the customs authority, the terminal and the shipping line – have online access to information about the status at all stages of the process.

The use of this new technology, and subsequent removal of paperwork, will, therefore, decrease the time required to handle a shipment of export containers and will greatly simplify the interaction between the process participants, according to Global Ports.

"Shipment orders remained the last “paper” element in export shipments," noted Alexey Yermolin, Global Ports IT (Information Technology) director. "Now, an export shipment may be ordered and traced on our customer portal. The technology we use guarantees data protection and integrity of data after it is entered into the electronic document flow system."

During 2020, the service will be rolled out across all Global Ports terminals in Russia, Global Ports confirmed. The technology will also be developed, according to a statement, to include shipping lines’ functionality into the system, which will allow the digital preparation of documents that foreign economic activity players require to confirm the zero VAT (value-added tax) rate application.

Latest Posts

SITC profit up 60% in 2020

SITC International continued its profitable streak as container rates spiked in 2020 with the Hong Kong-listed parent of the Chinese intra-Asia carrier SITC Container...

DP World and partners to build Indonesian container port

DP World alongside its partner Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, have signed a long-term agreement with Indonesia’s...

PhilaPort breaks ground on new distribution centre

The new PhilaPort Distribution Center will fuel the next phase of development for one of the fastest-growing ports in America, according to a company...

Danes take another step toward methanol as a marine fuel

Danish marine technology company Alfa Laval has announced that it will begin large-scale tests with methanol as a marine fuel with its partners at...

Brazilian port gets green light to handle larger vessels

The Port of Santos has received approval from the Brazilian Navy to receive 366m container vessels with a capacity of 14,000TEU, which are the...