Cutting-Edge Technology to Drive Efficient Operations

Port Community System


The Port Community System is neutral and open electronic platform that enables intelligent and secure exchange of information – connecting public and private stakeholders to improve King Abdullah Port’s competitive position. It brings value to every stakeholder.

Integrating information in order to gain efficiency

Sharing and moving the right information, at the right time, is critical to efficient port operations.

The cutting-edge technology of our Port Community System (PCS) does just that. It connects the multiple systems operated by the various government and private organizations that play a role in the port’s operations, integrating data from multiple sources so that it can be used in a more effective manner.

The role of the Port Community System

With the PCS in place, information only needs to be entered and sent once. The system distributes the message, or the relevant parts of it, to the required recipients, in the format the recipient requires.

Manual tasks are reduced, and time is saved, because the PCS can:

  • Ensure the timely delivery of data to the various stakeholders
  • Reduce and ultimately replace manual processing of documents
  • Promote reuse of data, avoiding the need for re-entry
  • Maintain a single version of information, minimizing the risk of mistakes through misunderstanding Distribute data on a “need to know” basis
  • Warrant the security and confidentiality of data
  • Provide English-Arabic transcription of names, descriptions, numbers, and dates on official documents, reducing errors
  • Provide timely, accurate visibility into the location or status of vessels and cargo
  • Conduct predictive analysis

Shipper /Consignee

  • Just in time
  • Mobile
  • Predictability
  • Visibility
  • Transparency
  • Value for money

Shipping Line /Agent

  • Minimal and simplified documentation
  • Unified single window
  • Fast vessel turn-around
  • Real-time vessel operation data
  • Container whereabouts data
  • Exception alerts

Terminal Operator

  • Fast and standardized communication
  • Integrated container view
  • Exception alerts
  • Optimal overall port performance to enhance terminal attractiveness

Less Effort, Better Results

With PCS handling how data is moved and used, processes can be better planned, accuracy is gained, and cargo handling speeds up.


  • Minimal waiting times
  • Visits planned in advance
  • Container release alerts
  • Truck visit reminders

Port Authority

  • Safe & secure operation
  • Perfect insight
  • Strong stakeholder relationships
  • Continuous operational improvement

Government Entities

  • Trade facilitation
  • Attracting foreign direct investments


  • High ROI
  • Full capacity operation
  • Optimal KAP attractiveness