A new app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response, is the result of the collaboration between the European GNSS Agency (GSA) with the European Commission (EC). The “Galileo Green Lane” app will ease the flow of freight through borders and enable the efficient transit of critical goods.
The COVID-19 outbreak represents a serious threat not only to public health, but also to the European economy. Lockdowns and other restrictive measures that are necessary to save lives also severely slow down the economy and may delay the transport of goods and services.
With a view to ensuring the uninterrupted transport of critical goods across the EU’s internal land borders, the GSA and the Commission are working on the “Galileo Green Lane” app – a solution to monitor and facilitate freight traffic and reduce waiting times at Green Lane border crossings.
“At the GSA, one of our key roles is to promote the use of Galileo and to address the economic and societal challenges that Europe faces. The European Commission´s Galileo Green Lane initiative fits this profile exactly,” said Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director at the GSA. “By supporting a solution that eases the transport of critical goods across borders, Galileo is making its contribution to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the EU’s economy and its citizens,” he said.
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