Sète

Objective : implementation of the AP+ Cargo Community System (CCS) at the Port of Sète.

Signing of the framework agreement : 28 April 2015 between MGI and Port de Sète - Sud de France. MGI won the call for tenders on 7 August 2014.

Implementation date : January 2015


FEATURES OF THE PORT OF SETE

  • Traffic types : dry and liquid bulk, conventional goods, vehicles, trailers and cattle.
  • Professionals : shipping agents, freight forwarders and terminal operators.
  • Client : Port de Sète - Sud de France


STAKEHOLDERS

The various professional bodies in the Sète port community The 'Port de Sète - Sud de France' Regional Public EstablishmentThe Languedoc-Roussillon Region


CHALLENGES

Uniting all port stakeholders around the AP+ CCSOrganising the Sète port community around AP+, taking into account its specific features, which require significant operational flexibilityExtending system use to all traffic types, in order to obtain statistics for the Languedoc-Roussillon RegionTransitioning to a paperless system


IMPLEMENTATION PHASES

  • Audit phase

An audit into port processes revealed the specific features of the Port of Sète: traffic types and port operations. AP+ was adapted to the specific requirements found. Port dues for ships and goods were then integrated into the scope of AP+. The paperless system saves time and improves reliability.

Implementation of AP+ provides the Region with traffic statistics: number of calls, volume and tonnage of various goods.

By producing these statistics, the Port of Sète optimises handling, comes into line with the standards of other French ports, and meets European expectations. Furthermore, it meets the traffic visibility requirements of the single-window system reform.

  •  IT phase
    • Interfaces with Delta and ECS customs systems
    • Interfaces with existing private systems
    • Interface with the port's ship management system (CAPSUD)
  • Training phase
    • Number of companies trained: 17. This involved staff from shipping agents, freight forwarders, terminal operators and customs.
    • Implementation of MGI level 1 telephone support

ADVANTAGES OF IMPLEMENTING AP+

  • Improved data security and reliability
  • Productivity gains through advanced goods management
  • A port community working together using its Cargo Community System
  • Statistics on calls and goods traffic, in tonnage and volume, etc.


THE LOGISTICS COMMUNITY GOES FURTHER

The next step for the port community will be the production of an AP+ quality guide. The aim is to describe import and export procedures at the port and to define best practices for AP+ users.