The inadequate, inaccurate and untimely exchange of data impacts the competitiveness of Australian port supply chains.
Australian container freight supply chains suffer massive inefficiencies due to fragmented multi-party transactions, inadequate information sharing and variable IT penetration:
A Port Community System (PCS) is a neutral and open computer system that allows supply chain participants to rapidly and securely exchange information after a single submission of data. PCSs enable public and private stakeholders to optimise, manage and automate port and logistics processes, facilitating commercial interactions between supply chain participants.
Lower cost of goods for consumers and higher returns for exporters as efficiency gains delivered in national container supply chains are shared with customers.
Data61 has developed this work in conjunction with around 200 domestic and international supply chain participants, and with strong support from Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) and Valenciaport Foundation.
Download the Port Community Systems Brochure.