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Docks aim to reduce paper use

Dock manager Stevedoring Services is aiming to create a paperless port this year.

Paperwork will be eliminated, in favour of an automated process, when containers are collected from Hamilton Cargo Docks, said Stevedoring in a statement.

CEO Peter Aldrich said: “Traditionally we have had to have a paper Customs release and paper delivery order which is visually inspected before the container is released to the importer.

“This process is of course time-consuming and subject to human error and we end up with a lot of paperwork.”

Mr Aldrich said importers will benefit from the new system.

“First and foremost, they will not have to physically take their paperwork and drop it off to their trucker or to the truck gate; they will be able to initiate the delivery of the container right from their computer,” he said.

The truck gate will become self-service as importers send their releases electronically, Mr Aldrich said.

For more information, e-mail paldrich[AT]

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Published February 17, 2012 at 7:00 am (Updated February 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm)

Docks aim to reduce paper use

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