One of the pressing issues in cross-border transport are delays and congestion at border posts. Avoid spending time at cross-border posts, by understanding the reasons for delays and looking at ways to avoid it.
Factors that add to the waiting times are:
- The Control Center’s capacity to handle traffic at border posts
- Peak times for transportation
- Roads that are blocked due to protest
- Increase in the delivery of goods during harvest season and cropping
- An increase in traffic in December to January due to the holiday season
- Rules that change at customs
- Security checks of trucks and driver documents before letting the trucks into the border post
- The number of checkpoints and police stops
- Certain cargo receiving priority clearances for example livestock, fresh produce, hazardous chemical and fuel
- Delays that are due to poor facilitation of existing infrastructures, including complicated border procedures
What can Globaltrack do to help?
On a weekly basis Globaltrack’s newsletter subscribers receive the cross-border waiting times for the past two weeks. The cross-border waiting times are based on clients’ that have Globaltrack’s units installed, that travel through the various borders. It reveals the average time it takes for the majority of vehicles to go through a border. The border posts come with links for you to view the border area on Google maps.
What does this mean for you as Transport Owner/Operator?
- Look at our average cross-border waiting times and plan your routes accordingly
- Find out when is the best time is to go through a border by contacting the border post offices
- Know when the peak seasons are for the various borders, by contacting the various border post offices
- Look out for any change of rules at customs that can add to the waiting times. You can find this on a country’s customs website and customs brokers/freight forwarders websites.
Reducing the waiting times at borders will give you the opportunity to make more money by doing more deliveries. Reduce you waiting times at borders by receiving our weekly cross-border waiting times, subscribe to our newsletter below.