Fabrine Frestel, MGI Quality and Performance Manager presented the AP+ shipper menu on Wednesday 21 October to the UPE 13 Shippers Club in Marseille.
The shippers club, chaired by Bruno Tremolet, managing director of SICATEC, brings together freight users and client companies around the port of Marseille Fos.
The shipper menu was launched by MGI in late September to grant shippers management and control of their supply chain:
Access to track and trace functions for import and export operations with real-time information on the different administrative and customs statuses of goods: VAQ or unloading status, customs clearance bill, shipping terminal exit confirmation, etc.Looking ahead to the IMO SOLAS convention in July 2016, access to the docking notice at export will allow the shipper to increase reliability of certain information, such as the total gross weight of goods, seal number, container number, nature of goods, packing list etc. It also makes it possible to gain information on the status of goods and the date on which they leave the country.
The AP+ shipper menu was developed at the request of the French Ministry for Foreign Trade in 2012. A working group managed by SOGYP with the backing of the French Directorate-General of Customs and Indirect Taxes (DGDDI) – under the direction of E/E3 – and made up of the French Freight Transport Users Association (AUTF), freight forwarding organisations and other trade associations has since been created with the aim of improving the tracking of door-to-door import and export traffic and enabling shippers to connect to the AP+ PCS.