The average time that container trucks spent at the Odessa seaport reduced by 70% to 3 hours and they average time they spent at the Illichivsk seaport reduced by 61% to 5.5 hours in 2014, compared with 10 and 14 hours, respectively, in 2013. The State Fiscal Service announced this in a statement, citing data from the state-owned Administration of Seaports of Ukraine.
Last year, 121,151 containers were registered in the Odessa port’s Port Community Information System. Of these, 8,006 containers (6.61%) were sent for "review" operations, 68,167 (56.27%) were sent for weighing, and 20,599 (17%) were sent for scanning. The number of containers processed without the use of technical means of control and inspection was 49,625 (40.96%).
At the Ilyichevsk seaport, the number of containers registered in the Port Community Information System was 28,449. Of these, 2,049 containers (7.20%) were sent for "review," 12,064 (42.41%) were sent for weighing, and 5,531 (19.44%) were sent for scanning. The number of containers processed without the use of technical means of control and inspection was 15,304 (53.79%).
As reported, the Ilyichevsk seaport began expedited processing of containers – cargoes undergo preliminary customs clearance before a container truck enters the port – in October last year.
The preliminary customs clearance is required by the corresponding process chart. It is applied to loaded containers arriving on ships and being transported by road from the territory of the port, using the Port Community Information System. The Odessa port has been processing containers in this way for two years.
The Port Community Information System is a technical organizational system that allows government agencies to use (collect, verify, process, store, and transfer) information and documents in electronic form for border, customs, and other types of control and clearance of goods and vehicles.