Terminal Operators are thought to be the lifeblood of the local port industry as they are the general interface between cargo carriers and the local commercial industry.
They handle the loading and unloading of goods on cargo carriers, including sea and air faring transports, such as container vessels and cargo planes.
How will things change?
Terminals have traditionally required a lot of paper-based documentation for the processing of various transactions. The release of goods to truckers, for example, requires physically
authorized documents including Delivery Orders, Gate-Passes, Customs and Terminal Releases, Container Appointments & Trucker Licensing permits.
Most of these documents will either be digitized or will no longer be required. With that in mind, truckers will be able to collect containers without paper documentation. The Terminals'
staff will be able to vet container appointments online and release goods by checking authorizations in the PCS.
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