New Caledonia is next in line to join the Smart Port era!
On 2 November 2021, the first ship call in Nouméa was managed using Ci5, the new port community logistics system published by MGI and operated in New Caledonia by GIPANC.
This marks a new stage in the collaboration between MGI and GIPANC, which began 10 years ago with the deployment of the AP+ software package.
In May 2021, MGI sent an initial team to define system principles and details through workshops bringing together private and public operators, including the regional customs authority and the port authority.
In October, a second team of 3 MGI employees worked with GIPANC to train around one hundred operators, and is now supporting users in getting to grips with the new system.
The next project phase will come in early 2022, with the roll-out of export functions and advanced interfaces with the new customs system in New Caledonia.
Rémi Julien, President of the MGI Executive Board, says: “Drawing together public and private players around GIPANC has enabled the configuration and implementation of one of the most advanced paperless logistics systems in the world. MGI is proud that GIPANC and the New Caledonia port community decided to entrust us with this project!.”
Jean-Pierre Héraut, Chairman of GIPANC, says: “Using Ci5 makes it possible to better integrate logistics flows into customs systems and the port. This means that we can improve checks and management of imports and exports, and increase efficiency.”