Azerbaijan to co-op with Bulgarian ports in personnel training
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.15
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) and Azerbaijan will cooperate in personnel training in 2018, a source in BPI Co. told Trend.
“We are looking forward to performing these activities during this year. We have to admit that during the past year, our cooperation was not as active as we expected. We do hope that in 2018, the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Co. will have the pleasure to meet our distinguished colleagues from Baku Sea Port in Bulgaria and discuss the issues of future cooperation,” said the source.
The source in BPI Co. noted the key for a fruitful cooperation is a process of sharing technical information and exchanging good practices.
“Recently, we were in contact with our colleagues from the International Cooperation & Projects Department of Baku International Sea Trade Port regarding plans concerning different kinds of lifting activities used by our port operators,” added the company’s representative.
Further, the source said that the Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 29, 2016, is of vital importance for the mutual cooperation between the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Co. and Baku Sea Trade Port.
“It gives opportunity to encourage greater collaboration between respective national port management authorities. We hope that bilateral relations between BPI Co. and the Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC could be highly professional and constructive in the future,” said the representative of BPI Co.
The source noted that Baku International Sea Trade Port has the ambitious goals to become a world class Green Port and logistics center.
“The port has strategic location and capacity importance within the Caspian region. On the other side, BPI Co. has experience in implementation of technological innovations in the maritime sector, such as Maritime Single Window concept and Ports Community System,” added the source.
The company representative noted that Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Co. uses blockchain technologies to improve digitization of decades-old practices and document workflows in implementation of Maritime Single Window (MSW ) Concept.
The source pointed out that blockchain technologies are of great importance for the maritime industry.
“Blockchain technologies are used by shipping lines, port authorities, freight forwarders, logistics services providers, and government authorities such as customs, maritime administration, etc. They can share information about trade transactions, carry out financing operations, coordinate logistics operations by being aware of a large variety of shipping events, and manage documents such as letters of credit, bills of leading, port manifests, customs clearance documents, etc,” said the source.
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