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New London port selects CNS

[ January 10, 2012   //   ]

Community Network Services (CNS) has won the contract to develop DP World’s London Gateway’s Port Community System. CNS’s existing Compass system, introduced in 2010, will link port and terminal operators, regulatory bodies such as HMRC, Port Health and DEFRA, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics operators and hauliers.

Customers will have a single electronic point of access to register manifests, declare imports and exports, track containers in temporary storage and arrange pickup and delivery of cargo.

CNS, a wholly owned subsidiary of DP World Southampton, is one of the UK’s Community Systems Providers (CSP) providing inventory control services to ports, airports and terminals at Southampton, Tilbury, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Portsmouth, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead. CSPs provide electronic access to the HMRC CHIEF system for the automatic clearance of goods crossing UK frontiers, along with inventory control systems and links to port and terminal systems.