The terminal management system OpenTAS is now certified for the latest EMCS version 2.4. The IT experts from the software and consulting company Implico were able to process the necessary test cases from customs without any complaints. The adaptation of the customer systems to the new release will now begin.
The electronic movement and control system EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System) is used whenever goods are transported within the EU under suspension of excise duty – for example, when petroleum products are transported from one tank storage facility to another. The terminal management system OpenTAS is one of the few solutions that enable tank farms to handle loading fully automatically with simultaneous customs declaration - and has been doing so without interruption since the system was introduced by customs. Implico's downstream experts had previously successfully adapted the software to the latest requirements.
Conversion process started in refineries and tank farms
The software company has now started to adapt the customer systems in all refineries and tank farms that want to use the fully integrated customs clearance in the future. OpenTAS is one of only a few solutions that fully automates electronic customs clearance. When entering a tank farm, the expected shipping information is transmitted to customs. If the authorities approve the transport in general, the driver can fill the truck at the loading bay. In this way, the parties involved avoid unauthorized transports as well as a possible necessary unloading of the tank truck. When leaving the site, OpenTAS transmits the exact quantity of the product to customs. Finally, all transport documents are automatically printed for the driver. The complete integration of the EMCS functionalities in OpenTAS shortens the loading processes in the terminals significantly, ensures smooth loading, minimizes traffic on the site and saves employees a lot of effort.
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