DAKOSY, the Port Community System for the Port of Hamburg
In Hamburg, the third largest container port in Europe, around 7,000 container ships and more than 8.5 million TEU are handled annually. In recent years, the worldwide increase in ship dimensions has led to more and more container ships with volumes greater than 18,000 TEU calling at the Port of Hamburg. This means that thousands of containers have to be handled in short time slots. For this to work quickly and smoothly, the pre- and on-carriage of containers by the intermodal transporters for rail, feeder, barge and truck must be organized in a timely, orderly and efficient manner. This demands a future-oriented digital cargo-related exchange of information between the parties involved and the authorities. The Port of Hamburg has the Port Community System (PCS), developed and operated by DAKOSY since 1982. With more than 2,000 connected enterprises and authorities, it is one of the world's most advanced digital port community platforms.
Four pillars of the Port Community System
Our PCS has four parts: Port Call, Import, Hinterland and Export, which cover all the use cases we offer for the Port of Hamburg.
COO/Member-Manangement Board, HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
„DAKOSY's PCS supports us in process optimization. Due to the increasing number of mega-ships, we handle thousands of containers at a fast pace. For this we need absolute data transparency, long before the ship arrives in the port.“
Managing Director, CMA CGM Deutschland GmbH
„PCS provides us with high transparency and efficiency. From a ship's arrival to its departure, PCS provides an automated exchange of information with all logistics partners and authorities and supports us in providing efficient services to our customers.“
Managing Director Germany Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co) KG
„We offer our customers the highest degree of reliability, speed and transparency. Intelligent platforms such as DAKOSY's PCS support us in meeting these demands every day.“
Advantages of PCS
PCS speeds up movements along the supply chains that course through the port of Hamburg. With its four main areas of port call, import, hinterland and export, it enables all companies and authorities to benefit from fast and transparent handling processes.
Neutral and objective
High integration and connectivity
Equal access for all enterprises
By the industry for the industry
Round-table development Simple processes through standardization
Always available and secure
In-house and redundant data centers in Germany 24x7 operations and support
Real-time status management
Push, pull or event-triggered Distribution one to one, one to n, one to any
Automated customs and logistics processes
Early detection of disruptions Optimization of capacity utilization
Avoidance of unnecessary trips Minimized CO2 footprint