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Automated customs clearance at the Cuxport terminal

As part of the preparations for post-Brexit freight traffic to and from the UK, Cuxport has created interfaces for terminal-side customs clearance for its customers with the help of the software provider compacer and the logistics consultant HPC Hamburg Port Consulting. For this purpose, electronic links were implemented between the customer and customs clearance systems as well as the Cuxport IT system landscape in order to automate complex customs clearance processes in goods trade as far as possible.

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"In order to be able to reliably offer customs clearance for our customers at the same level of quality and service in the post-Brexit era, the digitisation of customs clearance plays a crucial role," says Hans-Peter Zint, Managing Director of Cuxport. "We are continuously investing in improving our digital infrastructure and thus also optimising digital communication between customers, ships, terminal and authorities. Thanks to the IT business integration by HPC and compacer, we are pleased to be 'Brexit-ready' on schedule and to be able to guarantee effective processing of cargo documentation for our customers."

As the operator of a multi-purpose terminal in the deep-water port of Cuxhaven, Cuxport is getting ready for the future by introducing this integration platform and is already laying the groundwork for the development and integration of future digitisation options. For example, the selection of ready-made connectors and the automated monitoring of interface processes offer advantages in the implementation and expansion of future interface-based communication with other digital applications and IT systems.

Cuxport operates a deep-water terminal with several berths at the port location of Cuxhaven on the Elbe estuary and offers port-side storage and handling of RoRo goods (roll on / roll off), containers, general cargo, heavy lift and project cargo as well as automobile logistics. You can find more information about the Cuxport services here.