Renewable energy is a viable alternative to traditional types. The use of wind energy significantly reduces CO2 production. During the operation of coal-fired power plants, there are 820 g / kWh of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, while indirect emissions of CO2 by wind power plants is 11 g / kWh. In Europe, switching to energy from renewable sources will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 265 million tons by 2030.
As requested by a client from the wind energy industry, the AsstrA transport and logistics group delivered a weather tower to be used to study wind behavior. The tower is equipped with numerous measurement sensors recording pressure, precipitation, and wind direction and strength. The battery-powered tower has solar panels, uninterruptible power supplies, and equipment for transmitting and receiving Internet signals. The mast tower is 5 meters high.
“A client from Germany, who plans to build a wind farm in the Odessa region of Ukraine, requested that the goods be delivered on Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) terms with subsequent transfer to the recipient in Ukraine. Before starting construction work, it was necessary to conduct research on the ground. The German company has not yet registered a Ukrainian legal entity to import and arrange for the goods. The client therefore hired AsstrA’s customs broker partner in Ukraine to handle that,” says the project’s leader, AsstrA Foreign Trade Specialist Svetlana Koshevaya.
Transportation of the weather tower was on DDP terms from Germany to Ukraine. According to Incoterms 2020, such a delivery with duty payments covered assumes that the seller provides the buyer with goods that have undergone export and customs clearance and are ready for unloading from the vehicle. Payment of customs formalities, duties and other fees, operational responsibility and risks are on the seller's side.
The tower’s German export certificate and EUR.1 movement certificate were issued by the AsstrA team in the German city of Magdeburg. The certificate is required for the duty-free import of European goods to Ukraine, pursuant to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and member states. For the first time, the client registered the export on behalf of its own legal entity without involving subcontractors. The AsstrA team provided consulting services and helped the customer understand the details of the export procedures and EUR.1 certificate issuance.
“The cargo had to be delivered by the end of March of the current year. The contracting company spent a long time collecting and packing structural elements in the warehouse. The client was worried that delays in the project would occur due to restrictive measures imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the transportation went quickly and took 6 days with customs formalities. Import clearance was completed on March 29 in Kiev, and the next day the cargo was already unloaded for installation at the destination, a field in the Odessa region. GPS coordinates were sent by the client to help identify the site of the future energy project,” says Elena Krasij, Groupage Cargo Specialist at AsstrA.