In 2021, the Ministry of Infrastructure is planning to develop a separate electronic platform for multimodal container transportation.
Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii announced in his statement at the 18th meeting of the Working Group on Transport at the level of heads of GUAM departments today, December 8.
The event was also attended by GUAM Secretary General Altai Efendiev, Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Akaki Saghirashvili, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova Iulian Postica, other members of departments and GUAM Secretariat.
"We are already actively working on the digitalization of the transport industry. The work of electronic CMR notes has started in the experimental mode. We have also acceded to the Second Additional Protocol to the International Convention on Inland Transport, which has included us in the list of countries ready to implement e-CMR. Within the framework of the BSEC, we are developing a mechanism for the exchange of information in electronic format on issued permits for international road transportation of goods. We are also working separately with the Government of Kazakhstan on the introduction of electronic one-time permits for international trucking. And next year we are planning to build a separate electronic platform for multimodal container transportation," said Vladyslav Kryklii.
In addition, together with the State Customs Service, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture and the Border Guard Service, the Ministry of Infrastructure is working to create a single digital platform that will allow businesses entering/leaving Ukraine to fill in all data in one digital window without duplication documents and submitting them to various bodies, in case these documents have already been submitted by one of these structures. Initially, the initiative will be implemented in the field of maritime transport, and then will extend to aviation, railways and road transport.
Vladyslav Kryklii also thanked his Azerbaijani colleagues for the initiative to prepare the Concept for the creation of a regional logistics platform GUAM-NET and expressed its full support by Ukraine. "Since the concept of GUAM-NET development is being worked out by GUAM member states, we propose to develop it on the basis of national segments of digital platforms, which will then be integrated with each other according to a single standard. We are ready to share our experience and strategy for the development of digital platforms in the field of transport and logistics. I invite all participating countries to work out a common algorithm of actions in the framework of the next meetings of the Working Groups. I am confident that joining efforts will provide a great impetus to the development of transport connections inside the GUAM region," the Minister added.