thMinute of the 19 AFACT-TWG Meeting
stDate : October 1, 2001
Place : Jakarta International Convention Center, Indonesia
Chairman : David A. Lasse ( Indonesia ) Secretary : Hendro Kuntohadi (Indonesia) Participants :
Name Country Organization E - mail
Jd_li@motc.gov.tw Juel – der Li Chinese Ministry of
firstname.lastname@example.org Hsu-Chu Chen Chinese Institute of Taipei Information Industry s-Shumpei Nakagaki Japan NEC Corporation email@example.com Noraidah Bt. Mohd Malaysia Klang Port Authority firstname.lastname@example.org Said G.P. Weerasinghe Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Ports email@example.com
Authority Masoud Sharifi Iran Ports & Shipping masoud_sharifi@IR-
Siavosh Parsian Iran Ports & Shipping
Mohammad Iran Ministry of Roads mirzaeeyahoo@dood122 Ibrahim Mirzaee Transportation Dalasse@edi-David A. Lasse Indonesia EDI INDONESIA indonesia.co.id Hendro Kuntohadi Indonesia EDI INDONESIA firstname.lastname@example.org Y a n Budi Indonesia EDI INDONESIA yan email@example.com
Cahyono Indonesia Ministry of Cwijaya@indosat.net.id Partawijaya Communication
Mochamad.firstname.lastname@example.org.Mochamad Faisol Indonesia PT. Terminal
id Petikemas Surabaya
Tel (62.21)3507002 Bambang W Indonesia Directorate General
email@example.com Taryono R Indonesia Indonesia Port
Mr. David A. Lasse, the Chairman of AFACT-TWG, gave a brief opening to
this meeting and welcomed all delegates for their participation.
2. Introduction of Participants
By the suggestion of the Chairman, each participant gave a brief self
introduction to all others.
3. Adoption of Provisional Agenda
Chairman introduced the provisional agenda to the participants and ask for
comments. Delegates of participating countries/economy adopted the
provisional agenda as actual agenda.
4. Progress Report of Participating Countries
Indonesia is currently attempting to make the people be aware of e-
commerce by arranging various Seminars and Training in conjunction of
Electronic Commerce dissemination.
In Indonesia, draft of cyber laws have been prepared and have been
disseminated. It is currently verifying by Indonesian Telematics
Conventional Port EDI :
EDI implementation in conventional terminal for general cargo in Tanjung
Priok is being prepared to eliminate the regulatory requirements for paper
e-Commerce in Port Corporation III, Surabaya Container Terminal :
In Surabaya Container Terminal, Electronic Data Interchange has been
programmed for implementation gradually. As of 1999 EDI system was a
mandatory on Bay Plan (BAPLIE) document, and in year 2001 another
two documents (COARRI and CODECO) were on effort to be
2) I.R. I r a n
In the Islamic Republic of IRAN, the Ports & Shipping Organization (PSO)
is the focal point of maritime sector. PSO is affiliated to the Ministry of
Roads and Transportation and is vested with jurisdiction in the coasts and
ports of the country.
PSO has signed an agreement with UNDP to implement ”Port Tracker” in Bandar Abbas. Port Tracker is one of the UNCTAD’s 3 moduls system, which is called the Advance Cargo Information System or in short ACIS. Port Tracker consists of several moduls such as Harbor Master, Berth Planning, Port Billing System, EDI, General Cargo and gate pass. The system will be functional in mid 2002 and at that time port user has an advanced way to track his cargo.
Also based on recommendations of ESCAP, PSO web site has been developed for head quarter and all major ports. The site address is www.ir.-pso.com
3) J a p a n
The “Port & Harbor EDI System (“PORT EDI” in short)” has been in
service since 12th October 1999. Since the launch on 12th Oct. 1999, the numbers of participants in the Port EDI System is increasing. As of end of July 2001, 28 Port Authorities, 25 Harbor Masters and 298 shipping lines or their agents are member. Shipping lines/agents have two options to transmit data required electronically, by UN/EDIFACT messages or through the web-screen (Web-EDI).
Adding these two messages, an application of “dangerous (hazardous) goods handling operations (IFTDGN)” has been implemented in Port of Yokohama Harbor in October 2000, thence expand to another major ports within this year. In order to implement IFTDGN, we cooperated with PROTECT Group (a users group to develop a harmonized user guidelines in Europe, and their latest version of user guidelines was endorsed as an international standard by IMO) to develop the harmonized message implementation guideline (MIG).
Port Klang Community Systems (PKCS) is an EDI community based system, established in Port Klang in 1993. This community involves the participation of several parties, which includes Customs, Port Authority, other government agencies, forwarding agents, banks and port operators. The current number of PKCS users for 2001 is 923. Electronic forms submission is now 100%
National Port Exchange (NPE) is an infrastructure incorporating various solutions that complete the business value chain in transport and logistics environment. For the first time, a port user will have access to a combination of information, interaction and e-commerce transaction capabilities through a single connection via Dagang Net’s Internet connectivity.
e-Declare is a web-based application developed by Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd (DNT) to facilitate preparation and submission of trade declarations via the Internet.
5) Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority was electronically communicating with the
shipping agents / since the late 1980’s using an in house developed
system called “Marinet” standing for Maritime Information Network.
Through this system Bay plan transfers, container tracking movement
inquiries, vessel scheduling inquiries and Restow container inquiries were
The following UN-EDIFACT message standards have now been
implemented in the program to improve electronic communications to
international standards, BAPLIE, CODECO, COARRI and COPRAR. The
messages MOVINS and CALLINF are being established.
Information relating to vessels, agents, services and Berth Allocation are
available on a web portal which is being developed and enhanced to meet
6) Chinese Taipei
a) The web-base dangerous good notification system is promoted for
b) Container status report system is in test run, this system will
promote national wide in the next year.
c) In order to join WTO, a new port service billing system in been
d) Trade Van is developing a new container trace/monitoring system
to replace the existing old one. This will be online before the end of
e) About the web-based dangerous good, system provide a web page
for shipping company to report the imported dangerous good data.
This suitable for small business which doesn’t have fixed line
internet connection. For the massive data reporting, port
administrator can get dangerous goods data from the manifest. But
the transfer of manifest data from shipping company to port
administrator are still not available. So the current system will still
be used and the future solution will be taken into consideration.
Mr Nakagaki commented on web based communications for dangerous cargo which is already implemented in Chinese Taipei.
Mr Muhammad Faisol from Surabaya Container Terminal explained the difficulties faced by small enterprises in implementing UN/EDIFACT message standard.
Chairman asked the participants to exchange their experiences regarding the process of convincing most business players in accepting electronic methods and systems for messaging.
Mr. Sharifi from Iran informed that starting implementation of Electronic Data
Interchange is quite difficult and expensive according to their experiences, so
government can help to small enterprises.
6. Report on SMDG meeting
Mr Shumpei Nakagaki informed to all delegates that informations regarding
SMDG can be accessed on Website www.smdg.org
7. Election of the next Chairperson
The participants agreed that the next hosting member country (Malaysia) will
be the next Chairperson for the Transport Working Group. However this
issue will be confirmed later by the next hosting member country.
8. Meeting was adjourned at 15.05