Descartes Systems Group has introduced a Port Flow Control feature, tied to the data and community of the vendor's Global Logistics Network (GLN). The tool is intended to improve the productivity, performance and security of ocean ports. Community members can securely share and use electronic data related to processes such as shipment scheduling, booking and movement. The data can be deployed to improve the utilization of resources through such elements as advance notification systems for pickup and delivery, real-time scheduling assets for cargo movement, and secure trade lanes within the port. The GLN contains more than 35,000 logistics-related members, as well as on-demand services for regulatory compliance and supply-chain execution. With one link to the GLN, port communities can gain access to the larger international logistics community and multi-party services, Descartes said.
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