Port cluster information systems as a foundation for Port Community Systems’ architecture

Abstract: There are several stakeholders involved in operations of modern Port Community Systems: container terminals, border customs, police, coast guard, government ministry in charge of sea traffic and infrastructure, seaport agents and port authorities. Traditionally, all of these entities use separate and heterogeneous business information systems. Integration of these complex systems presents a challenge: its goal should be creation of one interconnected system able to provide all vital information to various stakeholders hile being efficient, financially viable and avoiding data and process duplication. In this paper, the authors ill present main characteristics of existing port cluster information systems, their possible overlapping dependencies and initial component analysis, as a basis for decision!making related to architecture of future Port Community Systems.

Keywords: Port Community Systems, port clusters, business information systems

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