CNS introduces digital Brexit solution to keep hauliers moving from January 

Hauliers transporting goods to and from the UK can look forward to fast and seamless post-Brexit border controls with BEEMS, a new purpose-built online tool unveiled this week by smart logistics provider CNS (Community Network Services).

The Border Entry and Exit Movement Service (BEEMS) provides a digital fastrack for freight using the customs pre-lodgement process, connecting transport offices and ferry operators with drivers to streamline the flow of goods. It also acts as a direct interface with the British Government’s Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) to keep drivers up to date during crossings thereby minimising any delays at ports in the post-Brexit world.

From next year a Goods Movement Record (GMR), generated by GVMS, will be required for every vehicle carrying a commercial payload entering the UK on pre-lodgement routes – from 1st January for movements from Britain to Northern Ireland and all pre-lodgement routes into and out of the UK from 1st July 2021. The launch of BEEMS introduces an easy-to-use interface for hauliers to create their GMR prior to each trip, which also communicates directly with the driver and haulier every step of the way.

The innovative time-saving product will initially be available for all customers using the Northern Ireland routes from the 1st January deadline and will be available for use by all users of the English Channel routes before 1st July when full UK border controls will be mandated. It is the first of several digital solutions CNS is developing to help hauliers, their drivers and supply chain partners with the added complexities brought about by Brexit.

To help keep freight moving the UK’s leading ferry operator, P&O Ferries, will be mandating the use of BEEMS on its Cairnryan – Larne route from January.

Matthew Bradley, managing director of CNS, said:

“New post-Brexit regulations may appear daunting but BEEMS makes the process faster and simpler, helping hauliers and their drivers feel in complete control. With digitally delivered communication ensuring no time is wasted on any journey, a new and successful era of smart trade can be delivered more efficiently.”

Henrik Pedersen, freight sales director at P&O Ferries, added:

“We are excited to be the first operator to offer this innovative new digital solution, which will put our customers in the driving seat. They will have to deal with a lot of new customs requirements after Brexit, making it essential that we work together to ensure trade keeps flowing for the thousands of businesses and millions of consumers who rely on our services.”

Customers can register for CNS BEEMS from 14/12/20.