When a vessel sails into the port of Rotterdam, information has to be submitted and collected in countless places. This project wants to bring all the actions together in a single point of contact with a coordinated and integrated border management system for seaports and airports. Parties of multiple supply chains – shippers, transporters, carriers and terminals – retrieve information from the same system. This system is completely connected to all the procedures for reliable and cost-effective chains. This streamlines customs, fiscal processes and physical movement of the loads. This streamlining offers a main port a competitive advantage, because it is quicker, easier, better and cheaper.
New Information and Governance Models for International Trade & Logistics. This research projects develops solutions to major issues faced by international logistics industry:
• Need for seamless and reliable supply chains
• Compliance to revised European coordinated border management procedures
• Need to reduce the costs of compliance to governance requirements.
The vision is to develop an integrated coordinated border management solution for ports and airports integrating with previous and subsequent procedures for reliable, secure, and cost effective logistic chains as a prerequisite for the Netherlands to serve as an excellent gateway to Europe. This coordinated border management, ‘Extended Single Window’, requires efficient and reliable information for effective joint supply chain planning by shippers, goods owners, transportation companies, forwarders, terminals and other logistic service providers and to use this information to meet government laws and regulations in a cost effective way, e.g. customs and agricultural procedures and VAT.
The main purpose of Extended Single Window is re-usability of business data by all government authorities for all types of goods movements.