Businessmen who import and export products via the port of Paranaguá participated in this Friday (13) a discussion about the implementation of a data exchange system of the port community. Paranaguá was chosen from four Brazilian ports to receive the project, which is part of a British government program to facilitate international trade with Brazil.
“The intention is to integrate the different agents involved and make the port terminals of the country more efficient,” explains the national secretary of ports, Diogo Piloni, who presented the project in Brasilia.
According to the business director of the public company Portos do Paraná, André Pioli, the debate with businessmen, port authorities and supervisory bodies is essential for the construction of an effective system. “The project must be built with the participation of all and allow the exchange of data and agility in communication between the parties,” he said.
The meeting in Paranaguá brought together representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Anvisa, IRS, ProComex, importers, exporters, cooperatives and transportation companies.
PCS PLATFORM – The Port Community System is a platform that connects multiple systems used by different organizations involved in port activity. Models may vary for each port, but the goal is to integrate data from the entire logistics chain.
“Our goal is to reduce the current import and export time, which in Brazil averages 10 days. The goal is to reduce one day in exports and two days in imports, ”says John Edwin Mein, coordinator of the Pro-Logistics Alliance for Foreign Trade.
In this first phase, activities and opportunities for improvement should be defined and mapped, then the problems listed by the port community will be mapped, and then applied to the creation of a data exchange system.
Source: Portos do Paraná