MGI – Ci5 “Data Mare Nostrum”, Mediterranean information pipeline

PROJECT’S ID

Location : Marseille
Creation date : 1985
Founder : The port community of Marseille-Fos
Sector : Digital
Partners : Thales, CEA Tech, and ANSSI
Prizes won : Gold IT award, IAPH, Indonesia, May 2017, Smart Port 2.0 project. Port of the Future Trophy, Paris, September 2017, in the logistics category with Channel 5. Coup de cœur prize at Med’Innovant’s contest, November 2017, for Channel 5. Digital Transformation Trophy, Paris, March 2019, received with Thales, for the implementation of Ci5 on the port of Marseille Fos.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

Marseille Gyptis International – MGI – is a Marseille company that has participated in the dematerialisation of information exchanges for more than 30 years. This SME consists of a plurality of shareholders, 38% GPMM and 62% port professional associations. It is a structuring enterprise of the port sector in the SOUTHERN Region. MGI is the regional nugget providing the essential building block of the Metropolitan SmartPort for the management of goods.

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Rémi Julien: Chairman of the Board
Dominique Lebreton: Member of the Board

FINANCING NEED

  • The implementation of Ci5 at 3 Mediterranean ports for 2.1 million Euros
  • The recurrent project monitoring effort over the next 5 years, amounting to 5 million Euros

KEY FIGURES

  • 2017: Channel 5, the AI for ports was created
  • 2018 implementation of Ci5 at Marseille-Fos
  • Turnover: €6.7M
  • 4,600 users
  • 13 ports and 2 equipped airports
  • 48 employees

VALUE PROPOSITION

The project proposes the setting up of an intra-Mediterranean information exchange platform based on Ci5 in order to:

  • Promote inter-port exchanges in the Mediterranean
  • Accelerate the circulation of goods through the control and reliability of information
  • Anticipate procedures and safety management
  • Facilitate risk analysis and streamline vessel disembarkation and removal of goods

The project “Data Mare Nostrum” aims to promote intra-med information exchange, and to make Mediterranean ports more attractive thanks to digital technology,

MEDITERRANEAN DIMENSION

The goal of the project is to enable the deployment of the Ci5 solution on the Tunisian, Algerian and Turkish ports in order to promote and facilitate exchanges between the Mediterranean countries. This project aims to develop Mediterranean attractiveness on an international scale by combining economic competitiveness and environmental efficiency through digital technology.

NEXT STEPS

To achieve its ambitious development programme, MGI has already invested nearly €8M over the last 3 years, combining equity capital and bank debt. The company now wants to accelerate its development and must therefore simultaneously set in motion several levers: R&D, operator training, and international business development.