In Côte d’Ivoire APS deploys a Port Community Network. Focusing on Port Operations, APS has put together the interface for shipping lines, Customs, the Port Authority, Controlling Agencies, Container Terminals, Port gates. Manifests, Arrival Notices and Request for ship movement. APSNet provides a full private network to ensure a rapid, safe and reliable exchange of data.
In conjunction with GCNet, APSNet also provides one of the first Customs-to-Customs interface in order to enable both Ghana Customs and Côte d’Ivoire Customs to exchange transaction data of consignment travelling from one country to the other. One of the important objectives of APSNet is to provide traders located in the northern landlocked countries, real-time information on the clearance status and location of their goods. This will provide importers and exporters in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger full visibility on the status of their goods thus saving substantial time and money. APSNet is formed by the following shareholders: Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA), Fédération Maritime de Côte d’Ivoire (FEDERMAR), Office Ivoirien des Chargeurs (OIC) and SGS.