The initiatives implemented in the Mediterranean area thanks to the MEDNET project have contributed to facilitating supply chains and developing a common framework of understanding of customs and ship clearance procedures, promoting the introduction of information systems in ports.
Both administrative and customs institutions and private agents from the countries involved have collaborated in these initiatives, with the aim of eliminating the bottlenecks that hinder the efficient flow of information in Mediterranean ports.
The work team comprising 18 project partners carried out 20 actions focused on the following areas: simplifying customs documentation procedures; introduction of electronic T2L which certifies the community status of merchandise; tools to supervise goods checking at borders; improvements in the management of parking in the ports and customs procedures for road traffic; simplifying procedures for the supply and assignment of quays; implementing single window facilities and port community systems and the creation of a port operations observatory in the Mediterranean to enable the exchange of information, solutions and best practices.
The Fundación Valenciaport, as a project partner, has developed the following initiatives implemented in the Port of Valencia:
- Notification to Customs of the entry of full export containers and their corresponding exit, both by land (rail or road) and by sea.
- Promotion and extension of the electronic T2L document for ro-ro flows.
- Tool for the control of goods in transhipment.
- Procedure for managing sea departures in containers with consolidated cargo and various associated customs documents.
- Simplification of customs procedures and formalities required for the shipment of equipment and goods for supply to ships.