Editorial – Countdown to Ci5 in Marseille-Fos!

Published on: 11 October 2018
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Jaap van den Hoogen, président du directoire de MGI.Jaap van den Hoogen, président du directoire de MGI.

Dear readers,

In just five days, Ci5 replaces AP+ in the Marseille-Fos port community and its hinterland in Lyon. This is a real revolution in the Cargo Community Systems (CCS) market! Our teams of experts from MGI and Thales, one of our partners, have spent the past two years developing a CCS that will be a reference not only in France but across the globe. From 16 October, all cargo from ship calls will be managed in the Ci5 information system. Ci5 will connect around fifteen trades and is based on open-source technologies and a service-oriented architecture. This was a strategic choice to ensure that the system is easy to upgrade so that it can regularly integrate innovations from Big Data, the Internet of Things, Smart Containers, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Both users and MGI teams have been waiting for this moment since the Ci5 project was announced in 2015. This will be the first deployment of the new Cargo Community System (CCS) in a port.

Road transport plays a key role in the supply chain – and therefore in Ci5. In this edition, we chose to showcase this profession through interviews with Thierry Grumiaux, delegate for the National Federation of Road Transport, and Jean-Yves Astouin, representative of the federation in the PACA region, and manager of logistics company, Astouin. These two dedicated representatives of the sector tell us what they are doing.

In MGI Talents, you can read about the career of Fabien Merlier, Area Manager and Ci5 Product Owner. Finally, Christophe Reynaud, innovation manager at MGI, explains the importance of the quality of data in CCS and business systems, which is also used to develop new services.

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Jaap van den Hoogen

This post was written by Sandie Hili


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