Eilat Port Israel Ports Development and Assets Company Ashdod Port Administration of shipping and ports MAINSYS Maritime Integrated System Amiram Heidecker Director, Information Technology IPC - Israel Ports Development and.

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Eilat Port
Israel Ports Development
and Assets Company
Ashdod Port
Administration of
shipping and ports
MAINSYS
Maritime Integrated System
Amiram Heidecker
Director, Information Technology
IPC - Israel Ports Development and Assets Company
Protecting EDI uniformity in the Israeli maritime
trade community as part of the structural reform
of the port system.
MAINSYS Maritime Integrated System
Background
• Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd. (IPC) acts as
Israel's port property landlord, managing the government's assets
allocated for the handling of international maritime commerce.
• The IPC commenced operations during February 2005 pursuant to
the government's port reform legislation enacted during 2004. The
legislation abolished the existing Israel Ports Authority and replaced
it with four companies –
– IPC - Israel Ports Development and Assets Company
– Ashdod Port company
– Haifa Port company
– Eilat Port company
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Container Traffic Growth
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Israeli Port Traffic Growth
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Millions of Tons
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History
• After reform legislation, As each party started to develop its own
system, there was a danger of import/export procedures slipping
into chaos.
• This was the rationale for the creation of MAINSYS – the Israel
Maritime Integrated System.
• Legislative reform, technological advances and increasing security
requirements have dictated the development of Electronic Data
Interchange (EDI) messages.
• MAINSYS was created as a cross-platform, cross-industry project to
improve and secure the coordination among all the partners
involved in sea trade, including the government.
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Before MAINSYS
Exporters
Exporters
Truck
Truckcompanies
companies
Truck companies
Importers
Ports
Importers
Ship agent
Ship agent
Custom
Custom
Custom agent
Custom agent
Depot warehouses
Depot warehouses
Forwarders
Forwarders
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MAINSYS Vision
Exporters
Exporters
Truck companies
Truck companies
Ports
Importers
Importers
Ship agent
Ship agent
Custom
Custom
Custom agent
Custom agent
Depot warehouses
Depot warehouses
Forwarders
Forwarders
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Main Goals
• Improving Israel's competitiveness by creating efficient
Import/Export procedures.
• Decreasing the lead time in the supply chain management of the
sea community.
• Acting as a Single Window as defined by IMO and UN/CEFACT
recommendations.
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The Problem
How to reach the best balance between:
• The need to keep the ports independent in order to create free
competition that would improve service and efficiency
• The need to maintain order through uniform standards, uniform
working methods, uniform codes, and common interfaces for the ease
and convenience of customers.
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The Solution
Representatives of the maritime organizations are put together to
create one structure, which is able to handle the various interests of
these organizations.
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Organizational Structure
• The organizational structure of MAINSYS consists of the following
representatives:
 Israel Tax authority
 Administration of shipping and ports
 IPC- Israel Ports Development and Assets Company
 The ports companies: Haifa, Ashdod, Eilat
 The Israeli Federation of International Freight Forwarders and
Customs Clearing Agents (IFFCCA)
 The Customers representative
 Israel Ministry of Finance
 Israel Ministry of Transport.
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Budget
• MAINSYS budget for the next 4 years was approved under IPC’s
budget.
• MAINSYS services are provided to the clients without any charge, at
least during the first year.
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Existing Technology
• One of the core elements of MAINSYS is the EDI message system.
• The system includes a unique "Engine" that guides the files among
the different entities.
• All files are stored on an FTP server.
• In order to make the files accessible for all the community members,
A BizTalk server converts flat files to XML files, and vice versa.
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• MAINSYS includes the following:
 20 Servers
 70 Message Types (active and in development), 45 Million
Messages per year
 400 Active companies working with MAINSYS
 30 Working years invested in development and assimilation
Billing and financial system
Terminal operation System
Ship system
MAINSYS
ERP
MAINSYS
users
New gate system
Cargo operating system
Custom
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MAINSYS features and characteristics (1)
• A strong use of the internet.
• Full redundancy of critical systems for disaster recovery.
• Use of advanced technologies such as Web Services.
• IMO forms as the accepted standard.
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MAINSYS features and characteristics (2)
Advanced technology for high security:
 Verification of user identity
 Digital signature technology
 Vault technology with Cyber-Ark tools, enables encrypting of the
data on the server, simplifies the communication between the
community members.
 Secure networking, every organization has access only to its
own data.
 Archiving of information.
 Reconstruction of corrupted files (DRP).
 XML
 Hosting
 Implementing of Electronic signature.
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SWOT analysis
Areas of Strength
Areas of Weakness
• Wide range of customers.
• Partially conforms with
EDIFACT formats.
• Large range of services.
• Very stable system.
• Participation in the system is
not mandatory.
Possible Opportunities
Possible Threats
• Improvement of supply chain
and sea cargo logistics.
• Developing parallel software
might create a chaotic system
that is neither user friendly nor
customer oriented.
• Allow exporters and importers to
interact directly through
MAINSYS system.
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SWOT Conclusion
• MAINSYS is a strong, reliable and well-functioning system.
• The main threat to the system would arise from chaotic
development.
• The non-mandatory principle could slow actual development.
• Moving to new technology is essential.
• That is the time to make the system conform to international
standards. This could allow future international expansion as
opportunities arise.
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Summary
• Computerized paperless processes are important for maintaining a
high level of security as well as quick and efficient operations.
• MAINSYS is not only a computerized system but a world of rules,
entities, companies and computers working together to increase
efficiency.
• MAINSYS vision is to become a single window as well as widening
the use of IMO forms.
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Recommendations
• In cases where ports are privatized, form a unifying project similar to
MAINSYS, allowing the development of uniform processes (such as
IMO forms).
• To focus on compliance with EDIFACT / EbXml international formats
of data representation in order to be able to interact with
international systems in the future, and to join the global village
trend.
• To use advanced web tools and utilities such as XML and Web
Services.
• Since use of MAIMSYS is voluntary, it has to maneuver among the
parties and their different interests to create mutual benefits for all of
them.
Legislation will also be considered as a method.
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Thank you.
Eilat Port
MAINSYS Maritime Integrated System
Israel Ports Development
and Assets Company
Ashdod Port
Administration of
shipping and ports