HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center, Wärtsilä and Carnival are collaborating in a digitalisation project, to ensure reliable ship arrivals, more efficient ship handling and port logistics, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
Port of Limassol in Cyprus is going to be modernized under the Sea Traffic Management in the Eastern Mediterranean (STEAM) project. In fact, STEAM goals to advance and further develop the port, so as to become a worldclass terminal equipped with modern and digital technologies.
The European Union expressed its support for the first phase of Smart System for the Evaluation and Control of Maritime Safety in Port Access and Operation development, known as Safeport. Designed by Siport21, the investment came through the SME instrument of Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
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.
ECSA and WSC have welcomed the agreement reached by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission in their ‘trilogue discussions’ on the European Maritime Single Window environment proposal last week. The agreement not only harmonises the data that must be reported but also the way that it should be transmitted.
On 8 February 2019 an agreement was reached between the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament, regarding the proposal to harmonize ship notifications in Europe, through the a European Maritime Single Window. The final text includes an agreement that provides security for Port Community Systems in relation to the public National Single Windows that have to act as a ‘mailbox’ for reports to authorities.
On Monday 5 November, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport will discuss the European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) Regulation, to reduce the amount of time that ships spend on reporting procedures. The Port of Rotterdam welcomes this development, as it thinks that data harmonization is of great importance.
In order to prepare for the arrival of autonomous navigation, the Port of Rotterdam has converted a patrol vessel into a floating lab that collects data, including about the vessel’s operation and power. These data will enable further research for the introduction of autonomous navigation and the Port of Rotterdam.
Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center and tug shipping company Kotug Smit Towage will cooperate at the Port of Hamburg in order to coordinate preliminary planning for ship calls and departures, and relevant tug services. This step aims to improve the efficiency and quality of ship handling in the Port of Hamburg.
The Port of Long Beach and GE Transportation will collaborate to improve cargo flow at the Port of Long Beach. The Port is launching a pilot program with GE Transportation to increase visibility, enhance real-time decision-making and optimize cargo movement through the Port.
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