Russian ports will move away from paper workflow

In the near future, the «Paper» system should be replaced by the «Sea Port Portal» system, thanks to which it is planned to significantly speed up the turnover of goods.

The order on the transition to an electronic document management system was recently signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

What is the meaning of the Sea Port Portal system?


It is assumed that this system will enter all information about vehicles, persons, cargo and goods that cross the Russian state border through sea or river ports.

All this information will be brought together, in connection with which each participant in the system will have access to the information he needs. In addition, it will be possible to track the route of each cargo.

Currently, the government of the Russian Federation has instructed relevant departments to ensure the use of this portal. This should include:






Administrations of individual ports, sea and river.

To connect to such a system as a participant, you will need to send an appropriate application to the FCS. At the same time, government agencies will be able to connect to it with virtually no restrictions.

When exactly there will be a full-fledged launch, it is still difficult to say for sure. Trial operation of the system began in 2015, but its «industrial» implementation has not yet taken place.

Most likely, it will not be instantaneous, but phased: ports will be added one by one.

Why do we need the Seaport Portal system?


In addition to the obvious goal of saving paper and reducing deforestation due to this, there are many other important goals:

Simplify and speed up the workflow so that the goods are not delayed due to the unavailability of documentation.

Reduce the time spent by each cargo in the port to the minimum necessary.

To prevent the accumulation of cargo in ports and the «congestion» that arise because of this.

Simplify the control of transportation, make it as simple as possible to track each cargo and its route.

It is assumed that after the full launch of the system, everyone will be able to benefit greatly from it: both consignors and consignees, who will appreciate the reduction in delivery time, and government agencies, which will find it easier to control all movements of goods. But when the new portal will fully work, it is not yet possible to say for sure.