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Posts by: Richard Morton

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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Strength in numbers: IPCSA and PROTECT finalise integration one year early – combining unrivalled expertise in electronic information exchange

Strength in numbers: IPCSA and PROTECT finalise integration one year early – combining unrivalled expertise in electronic information exchange The drive for global standards in electronic messaging at ports has been given a major boost with news from the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) that the standards specialist group PROTECT has now been fully […]

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Indian Ports Association wins DIGITAL INDIA AWARD 2020

Indian Ports Association wins DIGITAL INDIA AWARD 2020 in Exemplary Product Category for PCS 1x Adapting the ‘new normal’ and strategically implementing Government of India’s vision  of Digitizing India, Indian Ports Association (IPA) understood its importance during the unprecedented COVID 19 pandemic. As the foundation of IPA is build on strong objective, to be an apex […]

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Season’s Greetings … at the end of an unprecedented year

  The countdown to 2021 has begun! I am sure that we are all looking forward to closing 2020 and heading into a brand new year with optimism for better times ahead. This time last year, how could we have imagined the way in which the Covid-19 pandemic would dominate our thoughts and actions, each […]

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