Eng. Hani Kort
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Shippers Council, Eng. Hani Kort stated during his intervention about the prospects of the council’s vision and trend “that since the inception of the PSC, as a founding member and throughout its path, I believed in its mission and cause of supporting and enhancing a health trading sector in Palestine. I do see trading as the catalyst for all other sectors of economy, Industry and agriculture. Both sectors import raw materials and export finished products, therefore through education, knowledge, training, logistic and legal support to the Palestinian exporter and importer, to overcome the unknowns and fears that faces the Palestinian trader when dealing with an alien system in the ports, an alien language in the documents, an alien work schedule, an alien legal system and with alien standards. Knowledge, education, and training are the keys to encourage the Palestinian trader to start making “calculated” risks to import and export through the surrounding sea ports and within the signed trade agreements that kept the envelope and the entry points’ control out of reach from the Palestinians. In addition to that I see the PSC support the shippers throughout the supply chain process. From the documentation to advice in the agreements, to logistic support to legal support if necessary.
The Director General of the Palestinian Shippers Council, Dr. Said Khalidi pointed out in his intervention about the prospects of the council’s vision and trend "that the council has been established to serve and support the development of the Palestinian private sector, through the facilitation of trade, by providing a series of services that will reflect the positive and tangible impact significantly on the performance of economic institutions in Palestine.
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The technical unit in PSC has conducted field visits to Palestinian companies," Import / Export " during the visits, meetings with the senior managements of companies and official product supply were conducted, the technical unit revised the supply chain support companies in terms of time and cost, establishing links, contracts between companies and service providers, were addressed to clarify the mechanism of the order and chapter points and convergence between these parties, taking into account the technical and legal effect in order to ensure the effectiveness of the supply chain was to seize the opportunity to introduce the Palestinian shippers' Council services and how to utilize them.
It was found as a result of these visits that there is a general lack of information and the possibility of direct application, and for this reason most of these companies rely on brokers and customs clearance agents for managing their supply chains which leads to cost and time increase.
PSC is arranging for a workshop entitled "The Mechanism of Transport and Inventory Management, "The aim of this workshop is to reduce the gap between the Palestinian companies and the relevant authorities, "companies providing the service" in order to ensure the effectiveness of the product supply and storage and the effect of this phase on the cost of the product.
Knowing that the technical unit have successfully managed to reduce cost for number of companies and make savings in favor of these companies of (216,000$) annually for twenty companies.