Sete takes step towards smart port status

The Port of Sète is taking a major step towards becoming a smart port of the future with a new technology deal.

Following a call for tenders for upgrading its online Cargo Community System (CCS) launched in November 2019, the French port selected MGI’s Ci5 package for digital goods flow management. The resulting five-year contract renews the long-term partnership between the Port of Sète and MGI.

“I am thrilled that the Port of Sète community, a long-standing MGI partner, is joining the Ci5 club. Everyone at MGI is proud of this long-term renewed commitment to a faster and more efficient port,” said Rémi Julien, president of the MGI executive board.

Over the next few months, Ci5 will replace the system deployed in 2012. The new platform will help users meet port requirements for all goods handled in the Port of Sète, including containers, trailers, bulk, livestock, etc. and will be operational this autumn.

Ci5 will remove the need for multiple paper declarations and facilitate and speed up cargo processing while also reducing C02 emissions from port and associated activities.

This management system upgrade aligns with the 2021-2025 strategic project agreed by the Port Sud de France board in December 2019.

Ci5’s implementation also contributes to the policy led by Carole Delga, president of the Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée region, of strategically focusing on innovation and the challenges of the ecological transition.
Source: Platts

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