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SHIPPING operators recently sent their representatives to join E-port training sessions in preparation for the full operationalization of the E-port module nationwide.

Among the lines who participated were Sulpicio Lines, Negros Navigation Company, Inc. (NENACO), WG&A, Lorenzo Shipping Corp. and Solid Lines.

The training includes use of the web-based E-port system and the registration and use of digital certificates and signatures, the port authority said.

After discussing the file format requirements of E-port, the shipping operators were given access to an e-port test site in coordination with the project consultants.

WG&A is finalizing its registration in E-port and conducting some test data submission. NENACO and Sulpicio Lines, on the other hand, are finalizing the format of their electronic file based on the test submissions conducted.

PPA said the launch of the P750-million web-based facility will improve efficiency and enhance revenue generation as it will ease processing of documents of shipping lines, owners and agents.

PPA general manager Alfonso G. Cusi said the system would also serve as a backbone for e-trade, in partial compliance with the E-Commerce law.

E-Port is an integral part of the computerization initiative of PPA known as PROMPT (Providing Reliable Operation and Management of Ports thru Technology), an information technology project undertaken by PPA with Unisys Philippines Inc. and Economic Development Foundation.

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