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With the world’s attention now focused on exiting from lockdowns and preparing for a ‘new normal’, there is an urgent need for inter-governmental organisations, governments and industry stakeholders concerned with maritime trade and logistics to come together and accelerate the pace of digitalisation so that port communities across the world can at least offer a basic package of electronic commerce and data exchange, in compliance with all relevant contractual and regulatory obligations.
Emerging and Developing Nations Need to Accelerate Trade Digitalization. Here’s 5 Reasons Port Community Systems Matter More than Ever
Technology innovation has been thrust to the fore with greatly increased urgency. But this is not just about new solutions, vital though they are. Longer-established technologies also play an important role and one such is the port community system (PCS). The first generation of PCS was introduced in Europe back in the late 1970s. Of course, technology tools were not as advanced then as today, but we can and should consider this 40 year old concept as the epitome and archetype of public-private collaboration for cross border trade through seaports, creating a digital platform and ecosystem that brings all the stakeholders together to automate and optimize business process, improve data visibility and enable contactless trade.
Pascal Ollivier, president of Maritime Street, talks about how port ecosystems will look and what developments for ports lie ahead.
President of Pascal Ollivier at London International Shipping Week 2019.
President @Pascal_Ollivier spoke at @SCLNetwork Summit in September on Digitalization of trade & the maritime industry, as well as cybersecurity risks for transport & infrastructure & their implications for shipping & logistics.Contact us today to see...
The maritime world is abuzz with news and opinion about the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulphur cap, but far less attention is being paid to its new rules on electronic data exchange that came into force this April. On 8 April this year, the...
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