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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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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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