DP World targets post-Brexit challenges with new product suite

DP World | Brexit

DP World has introduced a range of new technology products aiming to help solve some of the post-Brexit import and export challenges.

Border requirements introduced in January 2021 as a result of Brexit have led to reports of confusion across the industry on what documentation is required for journeys and how to generate it, said DP World in a statement.

With the next set of border requirements for cargo movements from Europe to the UK set to to be introduced in January 2022, DP World has launched its set of BEEMS Border Management Products to help areas of the supply chain take control of their border requirements.

The launch of the set of four products will be available on DP World’s technology solution platform – CARGOES Community – and is also expected to reduce check-in times and traffic at ports as drivers will be better equipped with the digital paperwork they require.

BEEMS Border Management Products include:

  1. BEEMS Pre-lodgement – This offers a direct connection to the relevant government’s customs systems, enabling users to submit and verify movement records.
  2. Safety and Security Declaration – A platform for creating and submitting these mandatory declarations for GB and France. The same functionality will be available for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at a later date.
  3. Customs Declarations – A HMRC compliant software platform designed to support both UK customs systems for processing declarations, CHIEF, and CDS. The first release of this product has been launched with further enhancement being phased in during the first half of 2022.
  4. Travel Wallet – A digital platform that guides users through which documents to submit – based on the exact route and cargo – and then generates one barcode to help drivers with a smooth and fast check-in at ports.

Once the full suite of products has been brought to market, DP World is expected to offer a completed automated platform for post-Brexit border management compliance.

“It is a very challenging time for our sector at the moment for many reasons. The added complexity, time and cost of post-Brexit importing and exporting in and out of the UK is just one of those reasons, but these new requirements are here to stay, therefore it’s important to adopt technology-led processes that can become as simply and cost-effectively as possible,” said Mahmood Al Bastaki, Chief Operating Officer for the CARGOES Community, DP World.

“We believe our products will help users across the supply chain to do that, providing them with efficient and easy to use online tools that will allow them to meet the necessary requirements, without costing them significant amounts of time or money.

“All of our technology products and solutions are designed for the ports and logistics sector at that is the only market we operate it. We have a long and proud history of providing solutions to industry issues in the UK and in recent years these products have been enhanced by the global expertise and resource offered through DP World, which is committed to deploying industry-leading technology to create the smartest, most efficient and innovative trade solutions.”

DP World and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have also recently signed the Collaboration Agreement for the development of the deep-sea port at Banana.

The Emirati logistics company have agreed to develop an initial 600m quay with an 18m draft, capable of handling the largest vessels in operation.

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