Thursday, 17 July 2014

Myanmar to implement automated cargo clearance

The Customs Department plans to create an automated cargo clearance system with financial aid from Japan to help speed up the checking of containers and other cargo.

Japan has reportedly provided US$39.9 million for an Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) after signing a deal in April this year, according to Kyaw Win, Managing Director of Myanmar Customs Department.

“We’ve had 12 separate discussions for MACCS with Japan and about 80 percent of the design has been finished. After this project is implemented, cargo containers can be taken out in a few seconds without having to vote and wait the whole day,” said Kyaw Win.

Currently in Myanmar, about 200 containers arrive at port each day and about 30,000 arrive each month. Though would take other countries two days to process, Myanmar’s out of date systems leads to long delays and pile ups.

source: Eleven Myanmar
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