Year: 2021

IPCSA article on Digital Port Investment: A customer-centric journey: Polski PCS

The creation of a unified Port Community System (PCS) for Poland’s main ports of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Szczecin-Świnoujście – with all of their differences – was a crucial element of the Government’s plans for national port development to 2030. Polski PCS was established as a start-up in 2017 and has achieved significant success over the […]

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IPCSA Launches Global PCS Study

A ground-breaking global study that will support the development of Port Community Systems around the world has been launched by the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA). The study will focus on the practical development of Port Community Systems (PCS), the neutral electronic exchange platforms which enable the smooth, swift and accurate flow of information […]

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Cross-border information flow: Trieste PCS

  Port Community Systems (PCS) generally start at a port – but they often don’t end there. The Port of Trieste is an excellent example of just how far a PCS can spread its network in its mission to drive an efficient flow of information and cargo. Two key factors make Trieste a ‘special case’ […]

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High demand: Los Angeles

  High demand: Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles has been busy – that would be an understatement. There has been plenty of publicity about delays in delivering cargo and congestion at the port, the direct result of extremely high demand for all manner of imported goods in combination with issues caused by Covid-19. […]

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IPCSA: ‘family values’ for Single Window Operators

Money can’t buy friendship, but friendship can certainly deliver value! That’s the clear message from a discussion with Youssef Ahouzi, interim CEO and CIO of  PORTNET S.A. about the benefits of belonging to the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA). The Moroccan National Single Window, PortNet has been an enthusiastic and proactive member of IPCSA […]

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Air Cargo industry welcomes ICAO new Secretary General

        The appointment of Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia as the new Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been welcomed by FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the Global Express Association (GEA) and the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA). Mr […]

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IPCSA ‘honoured’ to join the World Customs Organization’s Private Sector Consultative Group

The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) is looking forward to sharing its experience and expertise as a new member of the World Customs Organization’s influential Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG). IPCSA is honoured to join the PSCG, the working group that provides private sector input to the WCO’s work, said Richard Morton, secretary general […]

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IPCSA 10th Anniversary Webinar Summary

IPCSA 10th Anniversary Webinar Summary The remarkable achievements and advances of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) were celebrated by members and supporters at a special Tenth Anniversary Webinar held in partnership with Port Technology International magazine. Speakers reflected on IPCSA’s transformation from a small European lobbying group founded in June 2011 to a […]

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Standardisation and harmonisation champion Nico de Cauwer receives IPCSA’s Piet Jan ten Thije recognition award

When Piet Jan ten Thije died before his time in 2014, leaving behind a wife and young family, his colleagues at the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) wanted to honour his memory. Hence the Piet Jan ten Thije recognition award was set up in honour of a much loved and respected vice-chairman of IPCSA, […]

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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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