The second meeting of the pilot project aiming to encourage interoperability between industry and competent authorities in the European Maritime Single Window environment under the CISE process took place on 25 September.
The pilot project’s goal is to simplify the work of both ships and coastal station operators by exploring the synergies between the data needed by the coastal stations and the data already available in the SafeSeaNet Ecosystem.
The pilot project will identify and test technical solutions to facilitate reporting for the benefit of ships and the MRS/VTS centres.
The deliverables of the project should also be of benefit to other types of coastal stations, such as MRCC, and SAR, by providing them with integrated ship data which should lead to better awareness in their specific areas of responsibility and enhanced safety.
The European maritime single window environment, which was agreed in early February 2019, aims to address the issue of numerous, non-harmonised reporting obligations by linking the existing national maritime single windows together in a coordinated and harmonised way. The reform will improve interoperability between various systems, making it much easier to share and reuse data.
Specifically, the EMSW prototype is the place where all information, including the eManifest, is reported and made available to various competent authorities in the different participating Member States.
The Maritime single window covers the information flows between:
- The ship data providers, such as ship agent, master, shipping company;
- The relevant public authorities covering the port of call;
- Other Member States via SafeSeaNet.