Maritime Single Window

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In April 2019, the Facilitation of Internal Maritime Traffic (FAL) Convention enforced a major amendment requiring national governments to implement the electronic exchange of information related to maritime transport. Thousands of ports across the globe will be impacted by regulation. Simultaneously, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is encouraging the Maritime Single Window concept, in which all information required by public authorities in connection with the arrival, stay and departure of ships, people and cargo will be submitted electronically, via a single platform without duplication.

The FAL /IMO initiatives are designed to simplify cross-border trade, reduce the administrative burden and create a more efficient logistics chain. Yet many countries are still to implement the policy-making process. Government agencies and shipping interests need to be prepared. This will include developing strategies to engage with member states and implementing IT solutions which are capable of exchanging data via a single point of contact by implementing a Maritime Single Window.

Maritime Street partners with governments and agencies in the maritime supply chain providing a best-in-class consulting service which covers all aspects of the FAL legislation and the Maritime Single Window.

We provide

  • Expertise on policy developments related to digital trade logistics and cross-border data flows
  • Supervisory of design and implementation of digital trade logistics platforms
  • Insights and capacity building helping policy-makers to understand and deal with emerging technologies in digital trade logistics and cross-border data flows
  • Contribution of global thought and change management leadership including developing practical solutions to advance sustainable development in digital trade logistics
  • Project design to operationalise policies, shape the trajectory of new technologies and create tangible economic impacts
  • Development of a digital trade logistics platform PPP
  • Benchmarking of digital trade logistics implementation around the world

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Accelerating Digitalisation of Maritime Trade and Logistics Call to Action from IAPH

With the world’s attention now focused on exiting from lockdowns and preparing for a ‘new normal’, there is an urgent need for inter-governmental organisations, governments and industry stakeholders concerned with maritime trade and logistics to come together and accelerate the pace of digitalisation so that port communities across the world can at least offer a basic package of electronic commerce and data exchange, in compliance with all relevant contractual and regulatory obligations.

Emerging and Developing Nations Need to Accelerate Trade Digitalization. Here’s 5 Reasons Port Community Systems Matter More than Ever

Technology innovation has been thrust to the fore with greatly increased urgency. But this is not just about new solutions, vital though they are. Longer-established technologies also play an important role and one such is the port community system (PCS). The first generation of PCS was introduced in Europe back in the late 1970s. Of course, technology tools were not as advanced then as today, but we can and should consider this 40 year old concept as the epitome and archetype of public-private collaboration for cross border trade through seaports, creating a digital platform and ecosystem that brings all the stakeholders together to automate and optimize business process, improve data visibility and enable contactless trade.

People, Planet, Profit, Ports

Pascal Ollivier, president of Maritime Street, talks about how port ecosystems will look and what developments for ports lie ahead.

Green Futures – Sept 2019

President of Pascal Ollivier at London International Shipping Week 2019.

SCLNetwork Summit – Sept 2019

President @Pascal_Ollivier spoke at @SCLNetwork Summit in September on Digitalization of trade & the maritime industry, as well as cybersecurity risks for transport & infrastructure & their implications for shipping & logistics.Contact us today to see...

5 things to know about the IMO’s new rules

The maritime world is abuzz with news and opinion about the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulphur cap, but far less attention is being paid to its new rules on electronic data exchange that came into force this April.  On 8 April this year, the...

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Ports look to the positives for the start of 2021including kick-starting important #digitalization and #technology projects to improve operations - #ports #supplychain #logistics #maritime #maritimestreet #5G #automation #digital @PortTechnology

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Interesting commentary on the @IMOHQ 2021 Cyber Guidelines and the need to secure seaports - #ports #shipping #cargo #CyberSecurity #cyberawareness #trade #supplychain #logistics #maritime #maritimestreet @Mar_Ex

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