PORTS & EDI: BOTTLENECK OR EXPEDITOR?
Four points are covered in this presentation.The first is the definition of electronic data interchange (EDI) and EDI's importance to ports. The second is what ports are doing with regard to the implementation of EDI and cargo tracking systems. The third is identification of the requirements of shippers, importers and exporters with regard to EDI. The fourth is the author's conclusions and recommendations. These are: that there are many participants and documents involved in international trade and that the multiplicity of EDI systems can be confusing; that ports can play a key role in expediting EDI; and that the key is to use standards and third-party networks.
- Conference paper
Sclar, Michael L., ZZ N/A
- Wall, C
- Seatrade International Ports Congress
- Location: Ghent, Belgium
- Date: 1988-10-18 to 1988-10-20
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 31p.
- TRT Terms: Electronic data interchange; Networks; Ports; Standards
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00659237
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM