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Mobile technology to improve port operations in Africa

Published on July 22, 2015

The Intergovernmental Standing Committee on Shipping (ISCOS) has developed a mobile phone-based tool for monitoring, reporting and resolving Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs).

These are experienced by users of ports and trade corridors in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

Director of trade facilitation and policy harmonisation at the ISCOS secretariat Alex Zulu told IHS Maritime: "The tool commonly known as m-Ship is expected to revolutionise the industry as real time-service users participate in decision making and policy formulation and improve the shipping and transport industry in East, Central and Southern Africa region." Read more. Source | IHS Maritime 360