On 1 January 2024, the maritime single window (MSW) for data exchange between ship and shore will become mandatory in ports around the world. To facilitate the process, IAPH has teamed up with BIMCO and the IMO secretariat in a campaign that will raise awareness about the benefits of the maritime single window concept.
he maritime single window constitutes a significant step in the digitalisation of the maritime sector, but it also presents several implementation challenges.
This partnership aims to provide input and support to governments, port authorities, port operators and shipping companies.
More specifically, the campaign includes a general awareness webinar on 24 October this year and a two-day symposium held at the IMO headquarters in London in hybrid format on 18-19 January 2023, one year ahead of the deadline.
The symposium will cover both technical and resource aspects and present best practice solutions. Further details will be communicated soon, but we invite you to note both dates in your diaries already.
The main aim of the EMSWe Regulation is to lay down harmonised rules for the provision of the information that is required for port calls, in particular by ensuring that the same data sets can be reported to each Maritime National Single Window in the same way.
This Regulation also aims to facilitate the transmission of information between declarants, relevant authorities and the providers of port services in the port of call, and other Member States.
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.