The port of Genoa, after three years of testing, has implemented a new procedure that will eliminate over time 600 thousand paper documents and facilitate the work of shipping agents and shippers. Genoa is the first Italian port to adopt the telematic release or dematerialization of delivery notes.
The phase of test has seen involved two maritime agencies, China Shipping and Cma Cgm, that represent a great quota of the traffic import of the port of call, which will be the first to adopt the new system.
The admiral Giovanni Pettorino, commissioner of the Port Authority of Genoa, has explained that the process of telematic release represents the beginning of the more vast telematic system port to national level: the objective is the dematerialization of the cartacea documentation and the velocization of the times of transit of the goods to the inside of the harbour area.
The managing directors of Hub telematics, the society participated from Assagenti and Spediporto that has developed the telematics system, the new procedure represents the beginning of a epochal change for the Genoese port of call:
– from a procedural point of view;
– in terms of security, because the new system will allow greater control over the counterfeiting of delivery notes and transport orders;
– from a cultural point of view: in fact, the messengers, historically used with the old procedure, will be able to be employed in other tasks.
“The counter for the delivery of documents has always been a focal point in the relationship between agents and forwarders. This new procedure will help us to optimize the documental cycle of goods release and to reduce friction situations”, explains Gianfranco Gazzolo, Managing Director of China Shipping Italy Agency.