The launch ceremony for the integrated approval service platform for shipping enterprises is held on Oct 28 in Qingdao FTZ. [Photo/WeChat ID: qingdaozimao]
The launch ceremony for China's first integrated approval service platform for shipping enterprises took place on Oct 28 in the China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Qingdao Area, or Qingdao FTZ.
Following the launch of the platform, reform measures for integrating the approval services for shipping enterprises are expected to be implemented across Qingdao.
Qingdao FTZ, where Qingdao Port - China's second largest trading port - is located, has been striving to build an international shipping hub in Northeast Asia and the platform is expected to bolster the development of the shipping industry in the area as it helps facilitate integrated access to government services.
Relying on the unified user system of the national integrated government service platform and by using artificial intelligence, electronic signatures and other technologies, the one-stop platform offers an integrated access to multiple approval systems involving waterway transportation, import and export goods customs clearance, and enterprise start-up and port logistics.
Through the platform, the preparation time for the whole approval process for shipping enterprises can be reduced by an average of 30 days.
Qingdao Port - China's second largest trading port - is located in Qingdao FTZ. [Photo/WeChat ID: qingdaozimao]