Monday, April 15, 2024

FBR Introduces Automated Process for Scanning of Cargo at Karachi’s Ports

On Wednesday, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) unveiled an automated cargo scanning process, a long-awaited project aimed at replacing physical cargo inspection and lowering port dwell time.

According to an official statement, FBR’s Customs Wing has implemented a new automated process in the WeBOC [web-based one customs] system for scanning containerized import consignments of industrial raw materials in order to expedite their clearance at ports.

Customs’ implementation of a non-intrusive inspection system was a long-awaited project aimed at replacing physical cargo inspection and lowering dwell time at ports by utilizing cutting-edge scanning technology in accordance with worldwide best practices.

In addition to the terminal operators’ scanners, the Karachi Port and Port Qasim have scanning facilities installed with the help of the Japanese government under the JICA [Japan International Cooperation Agency] program.

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