The international transport and logistics industry still relies on paper documentation for cargo checking. This drastically slows the time of transportation of goods, sometimes by hours, cutting into a driver's allowed daily driving time.
Latvia, through the participation of LMT, the Free Port of Riga and other involved stakeholders from private and public sector, take an active role in the international DigInno project to create a state cargo documentation database in each participating country. The databases would, in turn, be able to request documentation from participating country databases and send it via the cloud, thereby eliminating the need for manual documentation checking.
The reduction of this manual stop-and-check would mean an increase in speed of transit, which in turn would have beneficial implications on trade and the growth of export, and eventually, in local economies.
Within the scope of the project, pilot of cloud-based logistics tool for small and medium-sized logistics firms will be tested and deployed. In each country will be provided real time communication and data documentation-sharing with the other national databases. We believe the result of this project is a beginning of joint journey for all involved countries towards to clear document-sharing standart.
The project includes both terrestrial logistics in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, as well as sea cargo logistics – in the ports of Tallin, and Riga. The goal is to reduce the amount of time lost when crossing borders as well as in the cross-over from sea to land-based transit.
The project is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.