SOGET at the 34th PMAWCA Council Meeting

  • March 29, 2011

    SOGET SA, with the Port Authority of Le Havre, attended the 34th PMAWCA Council Meeting held in Accra (Republic of Ghana).

    The topic of the discussions focused on the management by African Port Authorities of the impact of the international financial crisis. The African Union Council and the African Shippers Council pointed out the importance of setting-up Port Community Systems solutions to support the current port development in the subregion. The Port of Cotonou has been cited as the first example of implementing a Port Community System.

SOGET and CIECC launched Cargo Visibility Service

  • February 25, 2011

    SOGET and the CIECC (China International Electronic Commerce Center) of Chinese Ministry of Commerce launched the Cargo Visibility Service (CVS) today in Beijing.
    CVS allows operators to track cargo in Chinese and French ports supply chains.

    CVS enables on one hand to anticipate on the processing and distribution of goods and on the other hand to reduce the cost of access to the information, to accelerate the movement of goods and to improve productivity gains and return on investment.
    CVS is in operation in 5 major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Dalian and Lianyungang. In the next coming weeks, CVS will go live in Hong Kong, Ningbo, Tianjin and YingKou. Upcomming in 2011 are also Schenzen and Xiamen.Chinese ports connected to CVS have a 2010 total trade of 141 million TEUs.

8 out of the top 10 world shipping lines use SOGET ICS

  • February 4, 2011

    Eight out of the top ten shipping lines in the world have chosen SOGET ICS solution to manage their import security filings in France as required by the new European Import Control System regulation.

    The Import Control System went into force on January 1st 2011. The SOGET customs team has been working closely with European customs authorities for more than a year in order to implement SOGET ICS. Maersk Line, MSC and Evergreen Line have also actively participated to the implementation of the application.

SOGET welcomes IAPH's Trade Facilitation and PCS Committee meeting

  • February 3, 2011

    It's the first time that the semi-annual meeting is held in Le Havre. The event is organised in collaboration with Port of Le Havre authority and IAPH team. The meeting is attended by Alberto Diaz, President of National Port Administration of Uruguay and member of IAPH executive committee.

    As experts in Port Information Technologies, Olivier Jean-Degauchy, Head of Product management department, SOGET and Jerôme Besancenot, Head of MIS department, Port of Le Havre authority, are taking part to World PCS (Port Community System) Benchmarking project. Launched in February 2010, this survey aims at identifying the main features of PCS in operation worldwide.

    During the meeting today, PCS Benchmarking experts will review the progress of the study.

    The results of PCS Benchmarking project will be presented during the 27th IAPH World Ports Conference 2011, in Busan.

SOGET and EPCSA Opening the window on Port Community Systems

  • January 25, 2011

    EUROPE is only just beginning to understand the central role played by Port Community Systems in facilitating trade and applying new regulations at customs and maritime level.

    That’s the view of the members of the newly formed European Port Community Systems Association. EPCSA’s founding partners are Felixstowe-based Maritime Cargo Processing; Portbase, the Dutch logistics information hub formed in 2009 through the merger of Rotterdam’s Port infolink and Amsterdam’s PortNET; Bremen-based dbh; Barcelona’s PORTIC; and the French port community system operator SOGET.

    Together the partners will be developing a white paper outlining the role Port Community Systems can play as Europe moves towards the Port Community System concept.

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