Global Ports Group (Global Ports) has launched a platform to cut the amount of paper documentation at the First Container Terminal (FCT) and Petrolesport (PLP) at the Port of St Petersburg.
The terminal operator said the new system will allow for the exchanging legally significant documents and the remote issuance of passes was developed and implemented by ROLIS, an IT-solutions developer within its portfolio of terminals.
FCT and PLP clients are now able to submit applications signed with digital signatures for government agencies’ review directly by using their account on the Global Ports portal. Review is carried out remotely and clients receive the approval via their account on the portal.
Alexey Ermolin, Chief Information Officer of Global Ports, said, “The launch of the electronic pass approval is the next step to enhance the quality of service for Global Ports customers.
“The system will reduce time costs and minimise paperwork for all participants of the process. After receiving remote approval, clients will only need to come to the terminal to pick up their pass”.
The terminal operator said ROLIS specialises in the development of software and digital systems for the management of enterprises in the transport and logistics industry, describing it as “a pioneer” in the implementation of electronic document management systems in the Russian market.