Get prepared for the hybrid eECD 2.0 industry solution
While the paper EFTCO Cleaning Documents or ECD’s are still the norm today, ECLIC has prepared the path in 2022 to further enhance its current eECD digital solution.
Together with a group of community participants, a completely new eECD 2.0 hybrid industry solution has been developed. This new eECD 2.0 hybrid solution is considered as a gamechanger within chemical logistics. With the new eECD 2.0 process, the current problem of coexistence between paper and digital is solved by creating a “hybrid” document with a unique QR code on a valid EFTCO paper copy, so each actor can decide to use the digital eECD 2.0 paper copy or the full enabled digital solution.
With the current eECD 1.0 solution, different actors with an eECD licence need to work digitally in closed loops, indicating a digital eECD is required. This makes the digital process different and creates a different way of working between paper and digital. In future, this problem is solved and each actor can decide to continue to work with paper ECD carbon copies or to switch to digital QR enabled eECD 2.0 copies. This means that each actor can digitalize at an own digital speed or in line with the speed of the end customer. The ECLIC community brought the funds together mid 2022 and the IT developments of the eECD 2.0 solution are meanwhile in progress. The plan is to launch the eECD 2.0 solution in Q2 ’23.
Furthermore, in 2022, the ECLIC community is gradually growing whereby ECLIC counts more than 50 subscribed member companies working digitally together exchanging close to 100.000 different types of e-documents (eECD, ePPL, eECO,…) across more than 800 users. In Q4 ‘22, ECLIC also welcomes Shell as new ECLIC participant and more shipper participants are in the pipeline to join ECLIC next year in preparation of eECD 2.0.
In addition, ECLIC is further upgrading the NxtPort platform infrastructure to keep up with the latest security standards and to prepare for a broader international launch across Europe as of 2023.