The Shipping Agents will have the ability to send information on export bookings to the PCS, this will then allow freight
forwarders to pick-up empty containers, input the cargo within them and then update the export bookings accordingly.
This will allow the freight forwarders to communicate electronically and efficiently on the cargo that has been packed
within the Container for Export.
The Export Bookings will also be utilized to assist with the management of empty containers, as shipping agents will
be able to allocate empty containers to their clients based on the specific requirements of the exporters in a transparent
and electronic manner.
Persons involved in the export process have traditionally been restricted to paper-pushing efforts, physically moving
documentation between various stakeholders in order to register goods, acquire authorizations and request assessment resources.
This came with its own risks including late exports, spoilt goods and missed sales, often due to lost or inaccurate documentation
along with insufficient authorization.
The PCS will help to solidify the documentary needs of the export process well ahead of time. Given that the system
acts as an electronic message broker, it allows stakeholders in geographically diverse areas to work interactively,
registering and sharing goods information well ahead of arrival for inspection and export. This allows Terminals,
Customs and Regulatory Agency Officers to proactively prepare for and handle activities surrounding export cargo.
With that in place, Exporters stand to gain from the fact that they can predictably and cost-effectively move goods
into export markets, well ahead of their international competition.