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10 years of collaborating with the Global Community

IPCSA Founding Members reflect on a decade of achievements – and consider plans and priorities for the future Foreword: Hans Rook, chairman, IPCSA C’est le ton qui fait la musique: this centuries-old proverb reminds us to pay attention to the way in which we act in society. It isn’t only what we say that’s important […]

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End to End Supply Chain – A wider view: MGI focuses on the whole community

End to End Supply Chain – A wider view: MGI focuses on the whole community A major focus in the world of logistics is having clear information in advance on the goods that will arrive at the terminal tomorrow and further ahead, says Dominique Lebreton, member of the executive board at Marseille-based MGI, which is […]

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Taking the broad perspective: Kale Logistics

Taking the broad perspective: Kale Logistics Connectivity and collaboration are key to a true ‘community’ system: that’s the basis on which India’s Kale Logistics operates. “Our analysis shows that while 20% of stakeholders are responsible for 80% of the transactions through a Port Community System, it’s important to remember that 80% will be much smaller, […]

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Digital Transformation in Practice

Examples of good practice from around the globe In today’s world, digitalisation is advancing daily. Due to the pandemic situation, more and more ports are realising that the shift from paper document to digital information exchange is an urgent need for all of us. This ‘digital transformation in practice’ paper gives you inside information on […]

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Tracking, tracing and transparency: Djibouti PCS smooths the flow of vital cargo and documentation across the border into Ethiopia

A package of digital solutions introduced by Djibouti Port Community System (DPCS) is proving transformational for the flow of cargo through its ports and across the border into landlocked Ethiopia. About 90% of Ethiopia’s imports pass through Djibouti’s ports and a key focus of DPCS has been providing as much transparency and visibility as possible […]

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Indian Ports Association leads the effort in digitalisation for efficiency, transparency and ‘Ease of Doing Business’

  Across India’s ports industry, digital transformation measures are showing results – speeding up import/export processes, reducing bottlenecks, increasing security and improving the nation’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ (EoDB) performance throughout the supply chain. As the responsible agency for the country’s ports, the Indian Ports Association (IPA), an apex body of major ports under the […]

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Digital Twin: Port of Ravenna works with CNT to build a complete and dynamic picture

A Digital Twin project will assist the Port of Ravenna in managing its assets, planning projects and maintenance, and fulfilling a major canal dredging programme. The port is working with Ancona-based CNT Technologies, whose managing director, Saimon Conti, says the idea of a port Digital Twin started when working with two shipyard clients. “We are […]

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Maritime collaboration in drive for data standardisation

‘True collaboration at its best’ – that’s how Richard Morton, secretary general of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), describes the work by maritime NGOs to drive forward the standardisation of data at ISO level. IPCSA is one of a group of maritime NGOs which are seeking to co-create a global digital ISO standard […]

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International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) welcomes Puertos del Estado as new member

The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, has welcomed another new member – Puertos del Estado, the public body responsible for state-owned Spanish ports.   Spain’s ports handle more than half of its trade within the EU and 96% of its trade with third countries. A total of […]

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Working together, sharing expertise: New collaboration brings together the International Port Community Systems Association and the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)

  The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) has expanded its presence across the Americas in a new collaboration with the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS). IPCSA and CIP have welcomed each other as associate members of their organisations and will work together on a number of initiatives, […]

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