Customer type: Consignee, Shipping company, Freight forwarder, Custom agents
Date: February 2006
Register and modifications to Unload Summary Declarations and Maritime Cargo Manifests, Activation of Summary Declarations, Reception of information about the clearance of goods, etc ….
Consignee, Custom, Custom agent, Port of Bilbao Authority
This e-puertobilbao platform service makes a telematics channel available to its community of users that provides a medium for the unified processing procedure for summary declarations and cargo summaries for goods in accordance with Spanish Ministry Orders 18599 of 27 July 1995 (Spanish State Gazette 184, Thursday 3 August 1995) and 18122001of 18 December 2001 (Spanish State Gazette, 4 January 2002) respectively.
Here the focus is on the e-puertobilbao platform providing a one-stop telematic window service that allows users, in a remote and unified manner, to carry out the administrative processing required for the declaration of goods in import (Summary Declaration-import manifest) and export (export cargo manifest) operations.
The service is aimed at shipping agents and integrates the Port Authority of Bilbao and the Customs Office at Bilbao into one procedure only, by managing the traffic of information among these agents in a totally transparent way.
Likewise, it channels certain information towards other agents such as the Invoicing Department and Customs Agents indirectly involved in the processing with a view to enabling the information flow towards the other processes and actors in the port logistics chain.
This service exploits the advantages of the concept of the one-stop electronic window in all its amplitude, in that it allows the sending and processing of import and export cargo manifest the very moment the information is available (for example, when sailing from the last port of loading) without bearing in mind any timetable restrictions whatsoever.
This supposes that information on the goods is transmitted to the Port and to Customs in one electronic clearance only, which in conjunction with the paper-free Customs Clearance, allows fully automated goods transit through the Port of Bilbao without the need to present any documents at all.