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IPCSA 2022 published!

For the first time, we publish an comprehensive overview of annual performance of IPCSA in all areas of our activity. Please share this with your colleagues within your organisation! Thank you for being with us and your continuous support to IPCSA Activities. Inga Morton, IPCSA General Manager Read the article

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Richard Morton 07/10/71 – 09/09/22

Friends and colleagues from across the global maritime industry have been paying heartfelt tribute to Richard Morton, Secretary General of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), who has passed away at the age of 50. Despite battling with illness for many months, Richard remained positive and enthusiastic to the end, his drive undiminished as […]

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“Thank you for PROTECTing us” – Thanks Jérôme Besancenot for his work as Chairman of IPCSA’s PROTECT Group

During the Port Technology International Smart Digital Ports Conference held in May 2022, IPCSA chairman Hans Rook made a special presentation to Jérôme, in recognition of his work as chairman of the PROTECT group since 2015. Jérôme recently stepped down as chairman, passing the baton on to Nico De Cauwer as chairman and Mees van […]

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IPCSA welcomes FAL Committee decision to mandate Single Window systems

Congratulations to the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee (FAL), which has announced that the use of Single Window systems for ship data exchange is to become mandatory in ports around the world. The decision was part of amendments to the FAL Convention announced by the Committee and due to enter into force on 1 January […]

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Port Community Systems and Single Window – Women Leading the Way – Publication

Port Community Systems and Single Windows are reliant on those that have the vision of collaboration in order to bring the community together. IPCSA’s latest publication highlights leaders in this area and their views on trade facilitation today. This publication supports the IMO’s First International Day of Women in Maritime and goes hand in hand […]

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Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) joins International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI), the newest member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), is looking forward to deepening relations with IPCSA while it continues to change the dynamics of logistics at the Port of Bridgetown with the introduction of its own Port Community System. In the early stages of its PCS research, BPI […]

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Lockdowns and war create China-Europe cargo bottlenecks – Hans Rook, Chairman, IPCSA

Being accustomed to an abundance of messages from e-commerce multinationals in the Far East, it struck me that things have become rather quiet in recent weeks. I then realised the connection with the alarming messages from China about the most recent lockdowns in which entire cities and, therefore, ports have been closed. Reading transport and […]

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IPCSA-BIC agreement will deliver clarity in supply chain

A new agreement between the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) and the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) will help to deliver much-needed clarity in the supply chain, assisting users in identifying the container facility where their cargo is currently located. IPCSA has announced that it will incorporate the BIC Facility Codes API into the […]

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IPCSA welcomes the Eastern Ligurian Sea Port Authority as its newest member.

The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) has expanded its membership once again by welcoming the Eastern Ligurian Sea Port Authority as its newest member. The Port Authority is responsible for the ports of La Spezia, which handled 13 million tonnes of cargo in 2021, and the neighbouring port of Marina di Carrara, where cargo […]

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LOGINK signs up to IPCSA’s Network of Trusted Networks

The International Port Community Systems Association’s advanced cross-border data exchange solution for supply chains, the Network of Trusted Networks (NoTN), has welcomed LOGINK as an active participant on the platform. The decision by LOGINK, the national public information platform for transport and logistics of China, to sign up to the NoTN is an important ‘vote […]

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