Customs

Linking customs to the global shipping process earlier and in new ways

Providing government authorities with access to upstream transport data is one of the features of TradeLens. On the platform, customs authorities have access to data related to their countries from the moment a booking is placed with a carrier. Updates on documents from different data sources and transportation milestones are shared in near real-time.

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Looking to a future of paperless customs

During a 30-day transit from Shanghai to Rotterdam, a shipping container can typically spend 18 days idle. That's not good enough, so Nicolas Buhmann and Norbert Kouwenhoven from TradeLens are working with customs authorities to find a digital solution.

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