Welcome to the MED-PCS Project
A key factor in the socioeconomic development of European territories on the Mediterranean Sea is the growth in sea trade, in which ports play an essential role.
The competitiveness of ports depends not only on its own efficiency, but on the efficiency of all the operators in the logistic chain, and on the quality of the communications among them. Ports can and need to influence the efficiency of the management of the whole logistic chain, and on the communications among operators.
The comprehensive establishment of the "Port Community Systems" (PCS) is the best strategy to achieve that aim, but it must be accompanied by other measures which enable the external and internal users' utilization of the system to be fully exploited (internal modernisation of operators, information and training about its use), and the communication among the different PCS.