Cargo community system (CCS) developer MGI has been selected to install the AP+ CCS at Sète Port, France, in order to improve the port’s flow of goods.
AP+ covers all transit operations for goods in the port area; from the time the ship makes its call declaration to when the goods exit the port zone.
It also establishes connections between all private port entities, including freight forwarders, consignees, shipping agents, terminal operators, and carriers (rail, river and road), as well as for public organisations such as customs, the French Port Authority and veterinary services.
Through optimisation and the implementation of paperless logistics processes for each of the port's core businesses, goods aim to be transited through Sète Port more smoothly.
AP+ also aims to make it possible to track goods in real-time while ensuring that data is kept confidential.
Mr Olivier Carmes, the port's new director said: “Our stated aim is to bring all port entities together under a single window. This is a joint project that involves all companies operating in the port community. AP+ must be seen as a real advantage that helps improve Sète Port's competitiveness and attractiveness.”
The AP+ system will be installed in the last quarter of 2014.