PCS Global Study
IPCSA currently has more than 50 members worldwide, including Port Community System Operators, Cargo Community System Operators, Single Window Operators and Port and Airport Authorities. In this context, with the objective of promoting the development and implementation of both Port Community Systems and Single Windows around the World, the IPCSA has launched the project Port Community Systems and Trade Single Windows: A Strategic Approach to Development and Implementation.
The Global PCS Study is one of the components of this project, which aims to characterize the state of play of IPCSA members, the main areas of interest of the PCSs and how they are currently operating. For this purpose, 37 IPCSA members have been surveyed including different types of entities such as PCS Operators, Port Authorities and other NGOs.
The feedback/responses of these members have been collected and analyzed according to the different areas, covering all the topics necessary for the implementation and operation of Port Community Systems:
- PCS Services
- PCS Governance & Business Model
- Change Management
- Laws & Regulations
At the outset, for each area of interest included in the survey, the Global PCS Study report presents a brief definition of their main concepts through an overall summary of the most relevant statistical results. Next, based on the survey results, a number of international experts have presented their views or insights on each one of the different topics included in the study. This will serve as input for other components of the project Port Community Systems and Trade Single Windows: A Strategic Approach to Development and Implementation.
IDOM, as a company with extensive experience in the PCS sector, has carried out the study in collaboration with other experts in the sector.