MEDPORTS project activities

MEDPORTS project, funded by ENPI CBCMED Meiterranean Sea Basin Programme, aims to increase the ports sustainability and efficiency in intermodal synchronization in Mediterranean region.
In the technical work package (WP4) of MEDPORTS project ‘’analysis of intermodal logistics processes’’, OEPT (Office d’Exploitation du Port de Tripoli) has selected the study of dry bulk import process. Therefore, after the elaboration of VSM (Value Stream Mapping) of the selected process, a time study of VSM processes prepared to determine waste of time and bottlenecks in order to improve the activities of dry bulk import process. OEPT have collected time data related to each dry bulk import process using the theoretical data collected for year 2013 until May 2014. Also, many technical meetings were held in Tripoli port with the collaboration of Business Incubation Administration in Tripoli (BIAT) partners in order to collect a real time data and verify the data collected for the time study.


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In June 2014, the second steering committee and the first technical committee of MEDPORTS project organized by BAU (Al-Balqa Applied University) was held in Jordan, Amman. During this meeting, the participants discussed the output of data collected by questionnaire and the elaborated VSM of the involved ports. In addition the communication plan of the project has presented by BIAT and a draft of the capitalization plan prepared by OEPT was presented and discussed. Finally, the participants agreed on the ongoing activities for the next phase. Then all partners visited Aqaba seaport in order to view all integrating logistic processes.


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MEDPORTS project is going forward in its technical work package about ‘’analysis of intermodal logistics processes’’ of the participating ports (Port of Tripoli, Port of Seville and Port of Aqaba). As a result of this WP, two deliverables were done, the first is preliminary study and state of the art of the innovative technologies used in operations at terminal ports and the 2nd is Guideline about the methodology that can be used by port terminals staff to analyze all operations in these terminals, to identify and solve problems for the improvement of port areas.
Concerning the current WP 5 ‘’Technological proposal’’, where BIAT with the coordination of OEPT have identified different technologies that are possible to be applied in Port of Tripoli, such as implementing of port community system (PCS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), use of containers and create a center of analysis, all these proposals aim to improve and optimize the processes by reducing time waste during import of dry bulk import process. After the identification of these technologies, BIAT will carrying out a feasible-economical study to define the most feasible solution to be implemented in port of Tripoli.
Currently, OEPT is carrying out a survey that aim of assessing the competiveness of Port of Tripoli from the perception of companies and institutions in the sector, regarding import of dry bulk process.
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