A survey was conducted by by Kale Logistics Solutions, to assess the readiness of 200 ports in adopting the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Maritime Single Window (MSW) mandate.
he survey findings indicate that a significant 30% of these ports are currently unprepared to comply with the mandatory implementation of the MSW, which is set to be enforced globally starting from January 1, 2024. The study included ports in various regions including Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.
A Maritime Single Window (MSW) is a public-private data collaboration platform, that enables an orchestration and optimisation of business processes between organisations involved in the arrival, stay and departure of ships in ports.
It achieves this through a single, “one truth” submission of standardised and harmonised data.
The survey also underscored the urgency for the industry to expedite its digital transformation, as it identifies significant challenges such as steep implementation expenses, protracted timelines, and disparate levels of digital preparedness as key contributing factors.
The importance of this study will sow the seed for a digital revolution in the maritime industry worldwide, demonstrating how digitisation can not only bring order to the ongoing chaotic operations in the industry but also achieve significant sustainability goals in the long run
… said Vineet Malhotra, Co-Founder and Director, Kale Logistics Solutions
MSW platforms are revolutionizing the maritime industry by providing sustainability benefits through their ability to digitize documentation, streamline processes, and enhance information exchange. This transformative technology is leading to a significant reduction in paper usage and enabling more efficient vessel management.
However, these benefits are subject to 100 percent adoption of the MSW, and our report reveals that ports are encountering a number of barriers that hinder this digitalisation.
… supplied Vineet Malhotra