An electronic queue management system for freight vehicles will be test-launched on Ukraine’s western border in October. The system will initially be launched at a border crossing. A web portal via which freight vehicles can join queues at any exit point will be created during the test operation of the system and the corresponding mobile application will be presented by the end of the year.
Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Mustafa Nayem announced this, the CFTS portal reports.
"The system will provide for integration with customs databases for preliminary prioritization of cargoes. It will be able to manage cargo flows independently based on the cargo groups stated in the previous customs declaration. The use of the e-queue system will be completely free for carriers. No mandatory visits to service areas. No human intervention in the system," Nayem said.
He added that the electronic queue management system in itself will not resolve the issue of trucks idling in queues at the border. However, the electronic queue can be useful considering the fact that winter is approaching. "Waiting in line by the roadside in freezing weather is, firstly, uncomfortable, and, secondly, leads to additional expenditures for drivers. The e-queue system will provide users a convenient and comprehensible service, which will allow them to save time and wait at any convenient location to cross the border," he said.