Cotonou's Port Community System official Go-live

  • 11 octobre 2011

    SOGET and its strategic partner BUREAU VERITAS launched today in Cotonou, Benin's PCS, under the authority of Mr Boni YAYI, President of the Republic of Benin.

    SEGUB, the Semi-Public company created with BUREAU VERITAS and granted by Benin’s government a 10-Year long concession, implemented and operates this electronic platform facilitating import-export and transhipment processes of Benin.

    BUREAU VERITAS –SOGET team supported by Benin team and Port Community Stakeholders of Cotonou, allowed extending the use of the PSW to all the stakeholders in a record time after a Beta test phases started on the 1st of July.

SOGET and Microsoft exhibit at the 100th AAPA Convention in Seattle

  • 21 septembre 2011

    SOGET, along with its strategic partner Microsoft Corp., was taking part to the 100th AAPA (American Port Authority Association) annual Convention held from 11th to 15th September 2011 in Seattle. AAPA represents more than 160 Port Authorities from Latin America, Caribbean, North America and US.

    SOGET, sharing Microsoft's booth was able to present the very first module of next generation of Port Community System under SOGET's E-maritime Project: a TAS (Truck Appointment System). Developped on Microsoft Cloud Computing technologies. This TAS is the 1st module of SOGET's e-maritime project .

CMI and SOGET announce technical cooperation on Maritime and Logistics higher education and research

  • July 20, 2011

    Fritz Pinnock, Executive Director of CMI and Pascal Ollivier, Director of Corporate Development of SOGET announced today in Kingston, a technical cooperation between both organizations to facilitate capacity building for the membership of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC).

    CMI and SOGET will partner to deliver content of the CMI’s Masters Degree in International Shipping and Logistics and to develop research on Caribbean Ports. A first module on Information Technology and Port Community System will be launched in 2011 for PMAC members.

    Read the press release

PCS of Cotonou Goes Live

  • July 1st, 2011

    After six months of analysis and pilot phase, SOGET and BUREAU VERITAS common company: SEGUB (Société d'Exploitation du Guichet Unique du Bénin) launched on 1st July 2011, the Port Community System of Cotonou.

    Bureau Veritas – SOGET groupement won 6 months ago the Republic of Benin’s call for tenders for the implementation and operation of the Port Community System of Cotonou, and have been granted by the Ministry of Maritime Economy, Maritime Transport and Port Facilities a 10-years concession to operate the PCS. This unique, paperless and interactive platform is dedicated to trade facilitation.

‘The Added Dimension’: Port Community Systems Operators create European association

  • 15 juin 2011

    EUROPE is home to the most efficient Port Community Systems in the world – and they will play a vital role in the EC’s aspirations for trade facilitation through a Single Window.
    That was the clear message from speakers at ‘The Added Dimension’, the inaugural conference and launch of the European Port Community Systems Association, held at the World Customs Organization in Brussels.
    Speakers from DG TAXUD, DG MOVE, the World Customs Organization and UNECE all welcomed the creation of EPCSA, which was described as a much-needed association that could contribute much to the harmonisation and simplification of trade throughout Europe.

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