Martinique welcomes Ci5 MGI and Port+ at the heart of digital transformation in the Caribbean

Published on: 20 September 2019
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Port+, the company responsible for managing the Cargo Community System (CCS) in Martinique has renewed its partnership with MGI by choosing Ci5, the world’s first Cargo intelligent System (CiS).
As the first community in the Caribbean to roll out AP+ (Ci5’s predecessor) in 2007 and Airport+ for paperless air transport flows in 2011, Port+ is now strengthening its position as a driving force behind digital port and airport flows in Martinique and the Caribbean.

By implementing Ci5 in Fort de France, the Martinique port and airport community has placed themselves at the forefront of the digital transformation and the Caribbean Smart Port.
Ci5 marks a new era for professionals, which will revolutionise goods processing in the port and airport community.

This CiS has been developed using state-of-the-art open-source technologies in order to guarantee a lasting and easily upgradeable system for its clients. Thanks to the innovations in Ci5, such as mobile technology, real-time goods tracking, in-depth user information for better activity management and greater interoperability with partner systems, Port+ offers its clients a first-rate community information system focused on Smart Port.

Ci5 is completely user-centric, helping users to make significant productivity gains, thanks to a 6-fold reduction in data entry, optimised information search and automated operational processes. Moreover, thanks to its mobile version, users will be able to use Ci5 on the go, with goods tracking anywhere, any time.

Dominique LEBRETON, Member of the MGI Executive Board, says: “Port+ and the dynamic Martinique port community have continually helped us improve the community system by requesting new functions, including transport ordering, break bulk and the air transport module. We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Port+ by deploying Ci5, the latest Cargo intelligent System, in the Caribbean for the first time. Under the Marché Unique Antillais (French Antilles Single Market), MGI is prepared to consider any Ci5 deployment solution that facilitates inter-port trade.”

The partnership between Port+ and MGI started in 2007 with the deployment of AP+ to process import and export container flows at the Pointe des Grives terminal. Twelve years later, Martinique professionals and Port+ have once again opted for innovation with Ci5. Martinique has proven its dynamic leadership in the Caribbean once more.

“After being the third French port to receive AP+ in 2007, and the first airport in 2011, Fort de France will now join the ranks of communities using Ci5, the innovative Cargo intelligent System developed by MGI”, explains Nicole Sully, Managing Director of Port+. “This new tool will serve our port and airport community and help us improve our performance in logistics flows and security, thanks to a stronger partnership with our service provider MGI. New challenges await us and this new product will optimise goods flow processing for professionals in Martinique.”

MGI will provide specialist training for around 120 companies to ensure a successful transition. Agents, brokers, freight forwarders, transport companies, terminal operators, customs and the port authority will have a dedicated MGI project team to support them through deployment and operation. Ci5 will be implemented in early June 2020 and will bring together all of the port’s private and public stakeholders.

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