Following an international call for tenders launched in October 2012, Port Authority of Abidjan has chosen SOGET and Bureau Veritas - BIVAC consortium to implement the last generation of Port Operating System SOGET POS. The contract has been signed on June 12th.

In the context of the Port Authority of Abidjan’ strategy to enhance port management and operation tools as part of its ambitious goals to become the major hub of African Atlantic cost, Port Authority of Abidjan initiated major reforms including at Port Operating System level.

Based on the latest Microsoft technologies, the new system developed by SOGET and named "SOGET POS" will allow more efficient management of vessel calls, cargo transit, services invoicing, statistics production and customers relationships.

Furthermore to enable fluid data exchanges among port stakeholders, SOGET POS will be interfaced with PAA navigation system as well as shipping companies' information systems.

Jacques Ritt, CEO of SOGET stated "Already a leader in Port Single Windows in Africa with systems in operation in Port Louis, Mauritius and Cotonou, Benin, this project in Abidjan will strengthen our presence in Africa. As port communities' facilitator, it is a great honor for my company to have the opportunity to work with Port of Abidjan.".

SOGET POS will go live in Abidjan on 2014 first semester.

About SOGET:

SOGET provides fluidity to port operations, by coordinating intelligent, instant and shared management of logistics information between public and private stakeholders.

As partner and facilitator of Port Communities, SOGET offers innovative turnkey solutions, by combining expertise in business processes, technological excellence and proximity with its clients and partners.

SOGET has been operating a Port Community System for the Port of Le Havre since its foundation in 1983. SOGET is now the leading operator in France and Africa, and is rapidly becoming the global leader and reference for Single Window software applications.

A founding member of the European Port Community System Association (EPCSA) and of the SEFACIL Foundation, SOGET acts as an expert to many international organizations 

About Bureau Veritas:

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828 the Group has almost 60,000 employees in around 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances, by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructures and processes meet standards and regulations, in terms of quality, health, and safety, environment protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI)

The Government Services and International Trade Division of Bureau Veritas, which includes the subsidiary BIVAC, provides assistance to government authorities, implementing trade facilitation programs to maximize revenues and check that products meet specified standards. Bureau Veritas is accredited ISO 17020 in respect of pre-shipment inspection services and verification of conformity of products.

Over 90 trade facilitation programs have been delivered to Governments in 29 years.