Clients increasingly demand more from logistics service providers.
Companies therefore need to innovate so as not to be left behind by competitors using technology to offer their clients with services of strategic value.
JamaicaPCS offers companies a platform that will increase their overall efficieny and improve on the services they offer to their clients by providing them with added-value operational services.
The platform is easy to use and comes with the guarantee of offering users the most advanced and secure technology to transmit data electronically.
Other features include:
We are going to remove as much paper as possible across the port community’s logistics processes. This will yield significant cost savings in addition to security and efficiency improvements for all involved. First, is the removal of the paper-based Transhipment Shipping Bills (TSB’s), which have always been done in quintuplicate, meaning 5 copies! Shipping Agents can now complete transhipment orders using our web application in a fraction of the time.
We are working with our stakeholders to replace as many paper-based operations as possible. This will reduce tedious paperwork, stationery expenditure and the risk of lost or exposed documents.
Here are some of the documents that will be digitized:
The system is accessible anytime, anywhere, by a PC with internet connection, putting the user in charge of where and when they access the application. It is also optimized for presentation on any device including mobile phones and tablets, further extending the user’s ability to receive and interact with information.
Jamaica’s shipping industry must consistently and reliably engage in trade and logistics activities in order to enable true trade facilitation and economic development across the country. Its players must be able to operate
continuously, 24/7/365, regardless of crime, system failure and natural disaster.
While the country has a blooming import/export industry, it is well established as a regional transhipment hub which is due to its locational and infrastructural advantages. In order to maintain this status in the face of international competition, we must remove any barriers to efficient business. The Port Community System (PCS), by its very design, is meant to break down many of these barriers.
Given that the PCS will now form the central hub for the community, exhaustive steps have been taken to ensure the platform is reliable, consistent and resilient. Regardless of its robust cloud-based infrastructure, multiple layers of redundancy have been built into its architecture, all supported by teams that are dedicated to monitoring and ensuring service continuity
In order to increase the probability of the PCS' success, representatives of organizations from across the port community have been collaborating to
review and redefine the industry's many business processes. Facilitated by the Port Authority and guided by an industry-led steering committee, the team has made extraordinary efforts to provide the country with first-world logistics processes that will continually be reviewed and improved as time goes by.
The PCS utilizes best-in-class intelligent security tactics to collect, store and transmit the industry's data while protecting it from security breaches of various types and origins. Using multiple layers of protection and having been entrenched deep inside a major security ecosystem, the PCS benefits from the security intelligence being derived from advanced global data analytics strategies.
The major benefit of the PCS is allowing all industry stakeholders to share information electronically thus providing outstanding benefits which include drastic productivity increases, reduced paper-pushing efforts and errors in addition to slashed transportation costs. While the benefits spread across the industry, the expected improvements are greater for some players. Shipping lines, for example, are expected to save 88% of the time traditionally required to complete the transhipment process.
As the central hub of the port community, the PCS is optimally built to integrate with many different types of systems using various methods of connectivity. Given that it is an open and neutral platform, the system has been built to support just about any type of data/file format shared in the shipping industry including XML, EdiFact and Ansi-X12.