Geo-tagging and automated customs management will enable customs checks with no vehicle stops
Manchester, UK – 25 March 2019 – BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, has partnered with Fujitsu to develop an innovative technology solution to maintain an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland while also enabling customs checks to be made by the UK and Irish Governments.
No one wants to see border checks on the island of Ireland – BluJay and Fujitsu are taking practical steps to help ensure this does not happen.
The proof of concept (PoC) provides a simple and effective solution to the problem of maintaining seamless trade across the Irish border in the event of a no-deal Brexit and will enable border checks to take place with no physical infrastructure erected on the border.
BluJay brings high-capacity customs management and mobility software to the project, allowing individual shipments – rather than trucks – to be tagged and monitored on their journey. Geo-tagging technology on each shipment will notify both 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.
By digitising and automating the customs process, BluJay and Fujitsu remove the necessity for physical traffic stops and barriers.
The system will automatically record the movement of controlled goods including medical and hazardous products and ensure that health and safety standards are maintained. It will also provide a single border-management portal to enable border agencies to collaborate on customs processes.
“BluJay is uniquely placed to make the goal of seamless customs on the Irish border a reality,” commented Doug Surrett, Chief Product Strategist at BluJay. “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. We’re pleased to partner with Fujitsu on this important project.”
BluJay’s Customs Management software is a single point of connection for international customs operations. The solution offers the ability to take information from any source and manage the real-time electronic conversation between any ERP system and any customs regime, with complete visibility to what is being paid to customs. In addition, the company’s MobileSTAR technology provides drivers with real-time connection, routing, and delivery capabilities via iOS or Android device.
About BluJay Solutions
BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Transforming supply chain logistics with the BluJay Global Trade Network, we enable customers to unlock the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners. With BluJay, companies can achieve greater trade velocity, transform their supply chain economics for disruptive advantage, and see beyond the horizon to optimize their future in the global economy. To learn more, visit: www.blujaysolutions.com, or follow us on Twitter at @myblujay and LinkedIn.