Crafting a new Growth Map in Maritime with Port Community System
Maritime – The Global Relevance
The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade. Shipping is the life blood of the global economy. Seaborne trade continues to expand, bringing benefits for consumers across the world through competitive freight costs. Thanks to the growing efficiency of shipping as a mode of transport and increased economic liberalisation, the prospects for the industry’s further growth continues to be strong.
The Way Forward for Maritime with Port Community System
Though most Sea Ports have been relatively slow in embracing automation and digitization as compared to other modes of transportation, however, the pace is now starting to accelerate. Ports are facing a shortage of human resources, nonavailability of the right information of and from Port Users, poor data quality, siloed operations, and difficulty in handling exceptions. Technological innovation plays a key role in developing solutions to provide a solution to these challenges. Port Community System (PCS) is a good example of the same.
The cloud based Port Community System framework enables two distinct elements currently missing from existing PCS’s. First part is the enablement of Smart Apps for SMEs in Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokering, Trucking, Warehouse operations and Empty/Laden Container Depots. It uses Deep tech like Blockchain, AI/ML in solving the inefficiencies related to portal-based exchange of documents, negotiable instruments, supply chain visibility and real-time data.
UN Award Winning Cloud Based Port Community System

Port Community System is an award winning innovative platform developed to not only bring together the stakeholders of the maritime sector onto a single platform but also facilitate government-to-business, business-to-government and business-to-business transactions in a highly secured environment.

Customs, forwarders, shippers, shipping lines, terminal operators, inspection agencies, hauliers and railway operators – all of these, and more, need access to smart, real time information. The platform provides the business community with a streamlined process for submitting export and import information to customs and other government agencies.

Getting Future Ready

Port Community System is at the heart of the ‘spider’s web’ of the logistics intelligence required for smooth trading, relaying messages, and enabling the
re-use of data wherever possible so that the many stakeholders involved need to enter their data only once. Built on an open platform, it can integrate any new concept or module available without disturbing the existing ecosystem. This feature offers the platform unlimited scope for growth and expansion.

With technologies like Blockchain, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G, a Community System can take a giant step further. This Port
Community System 3.0 is the next-generation Port Community System that is expected to cut operating expenses by 25 to 55 percent and raise productivity by 10 to 35 percent as per recent reports.

Port Community System 3.0 will enable the shift from asset operator to service orchestrator, part of a larger transition to Industry 4.0. The cornerstone of
PCS 3.0 will be automation, which—if implemented and configured appropriately—can transform ports into highly reliable, efficient, and flexible logistics hubs. It can ensure direct predictable physical flows and use extensive data with advanced analytics to buffer many variables in the transportation network. Ports, now often seen as constraints in transportation networks, could then actively resolve problems in other parts of the value chain.

Unique Functional Capabilities

Terminal Slot Booking from Anytime Anywhere

Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) to capture and amend AWB’s

Truck Slot & Dock Management Provision to configure slots and docks

Electronic Delivery Order (e-DO) to Generate airline Deliver Order (DO)

e-Manifest Filing

Electronic Data Interchange based on IMO Standards

Milestone Tracking


e-Payment to make payments through the portal

Business Benefits

Overcome Truck Congestion

Improve Operational Efficiency

Achieve Sustainability Goals

Real-Time Visibility

Reduce Data Redundancies

Thought Leadership

News & Views

Client Speaks

Here are some future proof tech initiatives that are driving synergies across the port ecosystem worldwide and our inhouse expert says how the industry must be prepared to face the new normal.


Read how Maritime Single Window can drive sustainability in a maritime ecosystem and how Kale’s Port Community System smartly enables all stakeholders to leverage the same and achieve operational synergies.

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