With the measures to combat COVID-19, many of the changes expected for the coming years have become even faster, and each day we are closer to the 4th industrial revolution, which in some countries has already started with more intensity and others less.
We have gone through 3 revolutions so far, that of mechanization, that of mass production and that of automation. The fourth revolution we will face is intelligent production.
Today we live in a globalized world, which means that international trade will be fully engaged in this new revolution that will provide the creation of new business models, waste reduction, time optimization, medium and long term cost reduction, significant reduction of operational errors and integrated logistics chains.
There is no point in big technologies in industrial parks and logistics complexes if there is no lack of bureaucracy and ease in national and international procedures. With the outbreak of the pandemic, several nations have realized their great dependence on China and have also found themselves obliged to facilitate and promote foreign trade.
The World Bank has published a manual of good practices for foreign trade, and in this document Brazil came first, being an example to the world in policies of tariff reduction, trade facilitation and customs agility.
The first good news that the professionals in the area received was the acceptance of the digitized documentation by the Federal Revenue Service, bonded enclosures, cargo agents and transportation companies. Pinho International Logistics collaborated in this event by proposing a petition to accept the scanned documentation.
According to the article "Foreign trade alongside health - Learn about measures adopted by Brazil", the Brazilian government worked together with ANVISA to facilitate the release of products used to combat the disease, the exemption from taxes and the privilege of selling to the domestic market.
After observing that it is possible to facilitate and debureaucratize foreign trade, we can enter new technologies that allow us agility in the processes and more security.
Big data is fundamental in logistics data management for information management, it can be worked with Blockchain, which is a new type of database system that maintains, registers and authenticates data and transactions. This technology will be the great competitor of the registries soon, because it guarantees a lot of security in the data of daily operations.
Automation already occurs in different ways in international trade, we can observe in physical form, as in automated logistics complexes in Chinese and European ports. Or in the use in the daily operation, such as sending follow up, cargo tracking, and the consultation and monitoring of updates in the federal revenue and customs systems.
The internet of things guarantees the intersection between the data chain and the physical plane, making the information much faster and also being able to collaborate with the quality of the information, for example, using IoT for cargoes that demand refrigerated containers, guaranteeing the appropriate temperature in all phases of the vessel.
Shipowners are no longer consuming up to 8.5 million tons of pollutants emitted by ships, through the new standard signed IMO 2020, a law that came into force in January with the aim of reducing pollution.
The attitude of ports and airports in not using paper also helps the environment and brings more agility in the release of goods, the goal is that all documents are converted into one.
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