There are moves to gain greater efficiency at the Solomon Islands port at Honiara, with Australia assisting with a time release study.
The Solomon Star reports the study, to commence in July, will measure the time it takes for sea cargo to be released after it arrives in Honiara.
The data is hoped to identify bottlenecks and reduce clearance times.
The study will also allow the border agencies to work with industry to address areas of improvement or concern.
The study will be led by the Solomon Islands Customs and Excise Division in collaboration with Solomon Islands Ports Authority, Biosecurity Solomon Islands and the National Statistics Office.