Various transportation associations, technological platforms and freight forwarders have come together to create a work group to facilitate the momentum of the digitalization of the sector of transport of goods. The measures that the Government has imposed to control the COVID19 pandemic are the reason for speeding up conversations.
The Ministry of Transport already conducted a thorough review of the regulations a year ago, focused on simplifying administrative procedures, and approved several measures for the modernization and digitalization of the sector. The measures adopted are both national and international, since many laws of countries of the European Union also seek to promote the process of digitalization of documents in the sector.
Eliminating the physical support of the documentary circuit is of vital importance in order to reduce infections. This process involves transport companies as well as shippers and receivers of the goods. To eliminate the risk of spreading, all the agents that intervene in transport must be involved in the elimination of the physical support and the implementation of digitalized processes.
The work group created includes representative associations of the National Committee of Road Transport, such as Astic, CETM or Fenadismer. Also present are shipping associations such as Aeutransmer and Transprime and finally, technological partners to specify the practical measures for the digitalization. Some of these partners are Pionira, Transfollow, Wanatruck and e-customs.
Both shippers and carriers agree that the benefits of digitization now add to the health safety in the face of the pandemic. The application of the new measures will mean an advance and, at the same time, protection for all the professionals involved in the supply chain. Not only are they measures that improve sector logistics, but they also protect and minimize the risk of infection of the coronavirus, which has taken on special relevance in the modernization of the sector.