Often times logistics companies would need to process a large quantity of documents/information in order to submit Import and export declaration. These procedures can be quite time consuming and complicated. Nowadays, cognitive automation is used to aid logistics companies in processing these declaration, enabling more free time for workers to focus on other higher value tasks with cognitive automation.

What are Customs Declarations?

Customs declarations include details for the goods being imported and exported, this official document would be needed to be given clearance in customs procedures.

Without implementing automation, clearing these customs procedures can be very tedious. Especially when there is a significant amount of goods information, bills and various other data-entry tasks, it is extremely prone to human error which leads to unnecessary profit loss, shipping delays and lost sales.

By incorporating cognitive automation in the process, logistics companies will be able to minimise errors/risks while saving more time and securing profit.

Implementing Cognitive Automation in Logistics with Gleematic

  • Automated form-filling to website:
    Complete the whole process of form-filling onto government web-portals and shipping lines’ websites for booking and declarations.
  • Update information to systems/portals:
    Alert upon departure/arrival of vessels to get information from government portals. Retrieve Information from web portals by clicking through various tabs. The information is then placed into an Excel file and formatted in a specific way to be sent to end customers.
  • Extracting Data for Bills of Lading:
    Can be trained with multiple different copies of Bills of Lading (BLs) of a specific format by tagging various fields of data. 

Explore more with Gleematic: Automate Logistics in Asia

Benefits from Automating Import & Export Declaration:

  • Being able to increase productivity given the same time resource and accept more shipping orders.
  • Decrease delays with faster custom declaration processing time
  • Being able to clear tedious tasks despite needing thousands of clearance everyday.
  • Decrease staffs needed for minimal human and data-entry errors.

Written By: Reiko Anjani