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IBA Group and Infopark organized a panel discussion on digital transportation and customs corridors. The event was a part of the Belarusian Transportation Week that was held in Minsk, Belarus from October 6 to October 10, 2015.
The event was aimed at discussing the international cooperation in transport and logistics to improve the quality of transport and logistics services and to reduce the costs of cargo transportation.
More than 25 representatives of state control, transport, logistics, and warehousing companies from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine attended the event.
The participants were able to share their experience in the implementation of advanced electronic document management (EDM) technologies for transport operators, as well as customs, border, warehousing, and other services.
The panel session highlighted current issues of the international transport and logistics management and possible ways of meeting the challenges through the use of up–to–date information technologies.
At the event, IBA IT Park presented the digital corridor concept that offers a highly efficient cooperation for transport companies and government bodies of customs control.
Digital Transport Corridor (DTC) is a conceptual principle of cargo transportation management. Based on the use of state–of–the–art technologies, DTC provides information support of transportation services, including e–document workflow. Viewed as an information system, DTC makes it possible to achieve the balance of interests for customers, carriers, freight forwarders, and logistics centers.
During the panel discussion, the panelists shared their experience in the implementation of EDM systems in Latvia and Ukraine. The speakers repeatedly emphasized that it is necessary to cooperate with public authorities so as to attain complete paperless environment for transportation channels. According to Oleg Shloma of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, state bodies are interested in promoting digital environment as well.