ITLN
Shipping

Mumbai Port completes PCS 1x API integration with all 36 messages

July 29, 2020: With the deployment of AGDORD - Agent Delivery Order message on July 13, 2020, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) completed its API integration with port community system (PCS 1x) and is now live with all 36 operational messages on API.

PCS lx and MbPT have also deployed a mechanism which will have the functionality to resend messages which may be not transmitted (sent/received) due to network error.
X
PCS lx and MbPT have also deployed a mechanism which will have the functionality to resend messages which may be not transmitted (sent/received) due to network error.

July 29, 2020: With the deployment of AGDORD - Agent Delivery Order message on July 13, 2020, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) completed its API integration with port community system (PCS 1x) and is now live with all 36 operational messages on API.

PCS lx and MbPT have also deployed a mechanism which will have the functionality to resend messages which may be not transmitted (sent/received) due to network error.

“Ports & other stakeholders of PCS lx were requested to start integrating with PCS lx through API. This was aimed at enhancing the user experience of stakeholders and custodians to access the details from the messages without any delay,“ said the Portall release.

API Integration of PCS 1x and ports was initiated for nil lag and real-time transfer of messages between the port operating systems and PCS lx. It was the Initiative of Indian Ports Association (IPA) and other officials to introduce API as the mode of transfer to achieve the real-time transfer of data, whereas the earlier message exchange was via EDI, SFTP with short interval retrieval.

Timeline of API integration
MbPT was the first major port to take up the initiative and started API development and testing with PCS 1x. MbPT and PCS lx team started the process on December 15 and the Phase-1 set of 15 messages were deployed on production by January 20, 2020. Phase 2 set of 6 messages were deployed on June 9, 2020. Phase - 3, set of 14 messages, were deployed on June 19, 2020, and the last message - ADGDORD (agent delivery order) was deployed on July 13, 2020, which completes the 36 messages on production.

Many other ports across India are at varying stages with the move to API with PCS lx. MbPT was also the first port in India to move 100% to PCS lx for eDO.

Next Story
Share it