MCP, Felixstowe, United Kingdom

MCP plc’s Destin8 Port Community System handles and processes huge volumes of data and information relating to international trade – collecting, storing, exchanging anddistributing it among and between almost 750 companies and Government agencies involved in international tade and transport.

Destin8 operates in 17 UK ports and 50+ inland clearance locations representing some 75% of UK container throughput and a major proportion of general (non-unitised) cargo. It provides for electronic exchange of information between all port sectors, including shipping lines/agents, Port Authorities, terminal operators, Customs and other Government agencies, clearing agents/Customs brokers and road and rail hauliers/operators. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is used extensively.

MCP is also heavily involved in assisting and promoting trade facilitation through involvement with organisations such as SITPRO in the UK and internationally at the World Customs Organization and the International Association of Ports and Harbors, as well as undertaking consultancy projects in this field.


Steve Lamb, General Manager