The consortium has analysed the benefits Georgia would receive after implementing the PCS, which is an electronic platform that connects various systems for safe and fast exchange of information between profiled public and private structures. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Introduction of a Port Community System in Georgian ports will improve the management and automation of their facilities and logistics processes, facilitate inter-agency coordination, and significantly reduce administrative requirements and bureaucracy, a feasibility study conducted by an Estonian-German-Georgian consortium has said.
The consortium has analysed the benefits Georgia would receive after implementing the PCS, which is an electronic platform that connects various systems for safe and fast exchange of information between profiled public and private structures.
Tamar Ioseliani, the Head of the Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia, said the ongoing projects in the port sector, including integration with the PCS system, were “critical to the success of the harmonisation process” in the global global chain.
We are well aware that successfully dealing with the existing challenges and the decisions made today will have a significant impact on the so-called Middle Corridor and, consequently, in the future of Georgia. Harmonisation, innovation, digitisation and promotion of green shipping are the keys to success where inclusive economic growth affects the lives of every citizen”, Ioseliani said.
Estonian companies Cone Center OÜ, E.N. Shipping Services OÜ, Saaresalu OÜ, Germany’s HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH and Plisk Ltd from Georgia worked on the feasibility study. The final beneficiary of the work is the Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia.
The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and supported by the Georgia Investors Council Secretariat.