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Port community systems

By Advantum

How port community systems can boost supply chain efficiency

For years, Caribbean trade partners have pondered strategies for increasing throughput velocity in the supply chain. With the need to remain competitive, our attention turns to improving communication and processes between the various trade stakeholders. Are Port Community Systems (PCS) the answer?

According to the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), a PCS is a neutral and open electronic platform that allows an intelligent and secure exchange of information between public and private stakeholders in order to improve the competitive position of seaport and airport communities.

A PCS is a single window for the port community that optimizes, manages and automates port and logistics processes through the single submission of data. The main objective is to allow a range of entities that fall within the supply chain to easily share logistics–related information. This is accomplished by offering a standard method of communicating.

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