Tuesday , 18 December 2018
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Soget launches e-freight corridor to ease Brexit cross-channel flows

French company Soget has launched EasyBrexit, a service designed to enable cross border automated port controls and that aims to reduce physical inspections of roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) traffic.

In close collaboration with French customs, port authorities, ferry companies and road hauliers, Soget will provide an e-freight corridor based on a digitalised anticipation of information flows related to cross-Channel goods.

The scheme aims to mitigate potential delays that may occur at ro-ro ports when Britain leaves the European Union.

As soon as information on the goods is known to the carrier, EasyBrexit shares stakeholders’ data involved in the transport and logistics chain between Britain and the European community points of entry.

This system enables custom services to operate mandatory requirements in a digital environment that is designed to be fluid and secure.

General manager and chairman of the Soget management board, Hervé Cornéde said: “With the main ports of Normandy and the Hauts-de-France already equipped with our tech solutions, Soget turns the anxiety about future Brexit obligations into strategic opportunities thanks to our new, neutral community platform for secure information exchange.”

With 5m trucks on the coastal border territory, Soget claims that the current port infrastructure cannot deal with a new logistics border.

According to the company, cross-channel ro-ro traffic and its logistics’ fluidity in ports are crucial matters for the competitiveness of the Britain – Europe corridor.

To help ensure the EasyBrexit solution operates with information systems and helps provide logistics efficiency to port communities on both sides of the channel, Soget and its supply chain partners have teamed up with their counterparts in Southern England

The company’s Port Community System (PCS) already handles ferry and ro-ro operations across the channel to the ports of Caen-Ouistreham, Calais and Le Havre and, with EasyBrexit, it plans to extend its expertise to all types of goods.