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Irish border could be a breeze, says BluJay

[ March 25, 2019   //   ]

Supply chain software firm BluJay Solutions says it has working with Fujitsu to set up a ‘drive-through’ border with Ireland with the full involvement of the UK Government.

The proof of concept will allow border checks to take place with no physical infrastructure, even in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

Individual shipments – rather than trucks – would be tagged and monitored on their journey and would notify governments and shippers when the cargo crosses the border, prompting the customs system to automatically complete the necessary checks and digitally deliver requests for duty payment as required.

The system will automatically record the movement of controlled goods including medical and hazardous products and will also provide a single border-management portal to enable border agencies to collaborate on customs processes.

BluJay’s chief product strategist, Doug Surrett, explained: “We already have the necessary IT framework in place, which means we can quickly respond to the complex customs challenges in play to deliver a solution that works for everyone. This isn’t the first time a fast and smooth supply chain has been imperative – we have the expertise and the technology to deliver a workable solution for this problem.”

BluJay says its Customs Management software can take information from any source and manage the real-time electronic conversation between any ERP system and any customs regime, with complete visibility of what is being paid to customs. In addition, the company’s MobileSTAR technology provides drivers with real-time connection, routing, and delivery capabilities.