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.