Port Wings News Network:
As part of the INTERTRAN project, a new electronic service for processing foreign commercial cargo took place at the Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port during the 5th Eastern Economic Forum on 4 September 2019.
According to a media statement, a container train with goods from Japan was sent from the port of Vladivostok to Moscow using only electronic documents, which reduced the time it takes to process documents at the port by four days.
This project ensures the effective digital interaction between the railway, seaports and regulatory authorities and incentivizes an increase in the containerization level of domestic and foreign trade.
The event was attended by First Deputy General Director of Russian Railways Alexander Misharin and Deputy Minister of Transport Yury Tsvetkov.
Alexander Misharin said, “Thanks to the integration of the port’s information systems, Fesco, Russian Railways, and the customs services, we can prove a single convenient product for shippers. Literally, in a matter of minutes, anywhere in the world using this technology, you can arrange transportation in electronic form.”
This information technology is based on the existing regulatory framework. With the help of the new information and logistics service, it is possible to accompany the transportation of the container of any forwarder or operator with electronic data along the entire route and provide the necessary electronic information not only to the interested parties, but also to state regulatory authorities. In addition, the introduction of mobile workplaces for railway employees makes it possible to optimize the design of technological operations.
The INTERTRAN project was initiated by Russian Railways as part of its participation in the Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly of the International Union of Railways (ATRA UIC) with support from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The project aims to develop multimodal transportation in the Asia-Pacific region and increase the competitiveness of rail transport.
Together with its partners, Russian Railways plans to extend this universal multimodal transportation information technology to all international transportation corridors.