DIGINNO-Proto eCMR Project group from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland gathered today in Tallinn. In cooperation with the relevant public sector organizations (Tax and Customs Board, Police, etc.), the
eCMR project will create a prototype for e-governance-compatible digital real-time ecosystem for paperless international logistics data exchange between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
At the meeting the first steps were taken towards creating a technical specification for a eCMR prototype for piloting a real-time digital freight corridor from Estonia to Poland. A call for tenders for the prototype is planned to commence at the end of January 2020.
Despite the existence of electronic systems in most transport companies, documentation used on road transport is still largely paper based making it time-consuming as well as costly to process them. The missing link is the secure and trustful way to exchange eCMR data between governments and eCMR service providers.
Real-time access to data creates added value for customers, logistics operators and carriers. In addition the eCMR would speed up control procedures and simplify communication between public authorities.
Greater transparency in the transport market creates opportunities for the state to increase tax revenues, improve oversight and budget planning, for example for infrastructure investments.
The pilot project for a digitally functioning logistic route from Estonia to Poland will be realized in autumn 2020.
The project is being leaded by Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. Project partners include governmental organisation (Ministries, Road Administrations, Tax and Customs Board, Police, etc.), Logistics and Road Carriers’ Associations and IT development companies from Baltic States and Poland.