Project/Service

A. General Information

1. Title

PAA Cargo Visibility

2. Status of the project/service
Terminated
3. Implementation period of the project/service:
From
2007
To
2015
5. Geographical coverage
China, Korea and Taiwan (China)
6. Participating agencies/entities of the project/service:
a. Development stage
Lead agencies/entities
PAA
Other participating agencies/entities
China: CIECC (under MOFCOM) and participating e-Port (Dalian Port Network, Ningbo e-Port, Shanghai e-Port and others), Korea: KTNET, Taiwan (China): Trade-Van
b. Operational stage
Lead agencies/entities
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Other participating agencies/entities
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7. Main user groups of the project/services
Traders (big enterprises)
Traders (SMEs)
Transport
Customs brokers
8. Process category of this project/service
Transport

B. Lessons Learned

9. Summary description of the project/service
a. Objective(s)

To exchange the status of export or import cargo (or container) at the port and customs area among the paperless trade service providers so that traders or logistics service providers can trace the movement of cargo by container number or Bill of Lading number. 

b. Reason for initiation (background)
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c. Target process*

The scope of the project was to develop a technical specification for utilization of domestic cargo tracing data contained in the customs system or port system and interoperable system that can exchange the cargo status data with overseas partners.  

d. Overall architecture and functionalities*
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e. Relevant document/figure
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10. Documents and data exchanged via the project/service
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11. Data harmonized between agencies/entities/users
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12. Main challenges faced during the project/service
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13. Lessons learned from the project/service

The use of data contained in the government systems was favored by private sector for its accuracy and reliability compared to the data provided by service providers as there is a potential fraud of time information.  

The data privacy policy of Korea Customs Service has forced PAA to stop this service. However, the NEAL-Net project is performing the same kind of data exchange service in the same region. Open Data policy will help private sector create additional value from the government data.  

14. Main benefit(s) of the project/service
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14A. Elaborations/detailed description on benefits gained:

The manufacturers and traders were able to capture the cargo tracing data into their supply chain management system, promptly and with higher data quality, which in the past required manual input of cargo status information collected manually from logistics service providers such as carriers and freight forwarders.  

15. Technical/financial/capacity building/other assistance
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16. Future plan for expansion of the project and service
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17. Other information or relevant references on the project and service
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18. Relevant document regarding the project/service
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C. Relevant Standards

20. Electronic message standard
20A. Electronic message standard supporting the project/service:
XML:
- UN/CEFACT BRS/RSM
20B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the project/service
International standard
21. Technical communication standard
21A. Technical communication standard supporting the project/service
UN/CEFACT
21B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the project/service
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22. Security-related standards*
22A. Security-related standard supporting the project/service
EBMS (ebXML) and HTTPS for a secure message communication
22B. Type of security-related standard applied for the project/service
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23. Other Technical Information
23A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
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23B. Other technical implementation information
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