The launch of a new digital platform for cargo inspections is expected to speed up the process for clearing and forwarding agents.
According to Michael Henning, sales manager for software service provider Easyclear, which has launched the platform jointly with We Think software solutions and Inspections company Global DFS, managing all aspects of cargo online is essential in the modern business environment.
“This also applies to cargo inspection,” he said.
“Using this platform agents can automate the initiation of the inspection process and receive the inspection reports electronically.”
Currently, in the first phase of roll-out, the platform is focused on the local inspection process and the automation of that.”
But Henning said there was potential to do cargo inspections using this application from any mobile device before cargo even left the country of origin.
He said not only were the inspection processes initiated in real-time, but reports were also electronically received.
“It removes the manual process entirely and saves time and cost in the long-run,” he said.
This was because the system automatically provided all the necessary details and documentation required for the inspection process.
“This will enable our customers to be more efficient and increase the visibility and predictability of supply chains.”
According to Henning this was a direct business enabler speaking to the trend of more and more processes being moved online.
“It brings about more efficiency and visibility, while also ensuring more predictability of supply chains,” he said. – 25 May 2020 15:45 – by Liesl Venter