Editorial - Ci5 - The Core Version is finalised

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Dear readers,

The Ci5 Core Version is in its test phase. The application's five main modules are now operational: Transport-Vessel, Cargo, Authorisation-Customs, Terminal Warehouse, and Activity Monitoring. Since the beginning of September the Service, Schedule, Call, Manifest, Booking of customs authorisations and declarations, Gate in-out and Loading-unloading functions have been undergoing successful testing.

The core version covers the main stages required for getting goods through port customs. It was presented to the members of MGI's supervisory board, which represents the port trade associations, and was warmly received, exceeding expectations of the port community. A pilot phase with a number of user companies will begin in early November.

MGI is continuing to integrate other functions into each of the main modules, such as loading/unloading, dangerous goods and statistics, in order to cover the same scope as AP+ and even expand it further. Additional Ci5 modules such as Smart Container, Geofencing or Transporter appointment setting are also well underway. On this theme, Christophe Reynaud, our Innovations Manager, gives an update on the 4Trax project in this newsletter, the smart patch developed by Traxens, with whom MGI is working on information exchange.

In our interview, Bernard Caumeil (Head of the Information Systems Department at Marseille Port) and Philippe Affre (Harbour Master (West Harbours) and contracting authority representative for the Neptune Port project) tell us about how this new system is being rolled out in the port. Neptune has been designed for all types of port communities and is set to be marketed in France and abroad. It currently interfaces with AP+, and will soon be connected with Ci5, so that the two systems can work together to cover both ship and goods management in any port.

In our Focus on section, Dominique Lebreton, Audits, Projects and Marketing Director, talks about the e-port project which involves tracking goods using a QR code in order to guarantee the European origin of goods exported to China. MGI is working with Debon to respond to this issue with AP+ and then Ci5.

Look out for the next edition of the newsletter for more updates on our Cargo Community System and from across our network.

Happy reading!