Maritime Single Window Cartoons

About

ANNA is an EU Member States driven project - in close co-operation with the European Commission - to support the effective implementation of the EC Directive 2010/65/EU (Reporting Formalities for Ships arriving in/departing from EU ports).

ANNA fosters a harmonized approach for administrative facilitation:

  • to reduce red tape for users
  • to parse IT languages and
  • to exchange data between national (Maritime Single Window) networks. 

Download Factsheet

MARITIME SINGLE WINDOW SUMMIT GALLERY (22 NOVEMBER 2013 LISBON)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

AnNa is an EU Member States driven project - in close co-operation with the European Commission and EMSA - to support the effective implementation of the EC Directive 2010/65/EU (Reporting Formalities for Ships arriving in/departing from EU ports).

The AnNa project is an EC TEN-T Motorways of the Sea 2012 Multi Annual Call project.

 AnNa fosters a harmonized approach for Administrative Facilitation:

·       to reduce red tape for users (business)

·       to parse IT languages and

·       to exchange data between national (Maritime Single Window) networks. 


AnNa supports (system) integration of national Maritime Single Window development (ship-to-shore and between the various services/administrations) also to allow for effective and sustainable communication between the national systems, including SafeSeaNet (SSN).  Rationalisation, Standardisation and Interoperability are key.

AnNa works in the Action zone - based on a bottom-up work approach – to assist national administration to build the Maritime Single Windows and to allow constant interaction between the various Administrations and Businesses.

AnNa undertakes three major actions: 

MASTERPLAN 2015
  • Minimum data set based on which the requirements of the EU Directive 2010/65/EU can be (natinally) fulfilled
  • National scenarios and mechanisms for gauging natinal implementation 
  • Framework to identify the opportunities for standardisation and harmonisation 
PILOT PROJECTS
  • Front office - electronic data submission by the reporting parties
  • Mid Office - electronic data exchange between the national (internal) administratons
  • Back Office - electronic data exchange between the participating countries including exchange mechanisms (e.g. SSN)
MASTERPLAN EXTENDED COLLABORATION
  • A strategy connecting the Maritime Single Windows to national logistic platformds, e-Freight development and other EU or national implementation
  • Project identification

Countries participating: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, the Netherlands (coordinator), Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 

Contact:
Roeland van Bockel
project coordinator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+31652599769

How

14 EU Member States have teamed up in the ANNA project to help realizing the sustainable development of a Maritime Single Window (IT infrastructure) in close co-operation with the European Commission and other stakeholder organisations. 

Where

The ANNA project covers 14 participating EU Member States and 11 observer countries. Also 10 business associations participate as partners. 
 

When

The ANNA project runs from 2012 – end 2015, executing four major Activities:

1. Master Plan 2015 (2012-2014):

  • Minimum dataset, based on which the requirements of the EU Directive 2010/65/EU can be fulfilled nationally;
  • National scenarios and measures, and a mechanism for gauging national implementation.:

 2. Pilot projects (2012-2014) relating to

  • Front office - electronic data submission by the reporting parties;
  • Mid office - electronic data exchange between the national (internal) administrations;
  • Back office - electronic data exchange between the participating countries including existing exchange mechanisms (i.e. Safe Sea Net).

3. Master Plan Extended Collaboration(2013 - 2015):

  • A strategy connecting the (national) Maritime Single Windows to national logistics platforms, e-Freight developments and other EU or national initiatives;
  • Project identification.

4. Consultation and co-operation (2012-2015):

  • A platform for all stakeholders, i.e. to exchange knowledge, experience and interests and to connect to B2A projects, including the EC TEN-T Motorways of the Sea (MoS) ICT related projects MIELE, WIDERMoS and B2MoS.
  • Incorporating business approaches and solutions into the frameworks being developed in the ANNA Master Plans (2015 and 2015 beyond) on a EU-wide, national and possibly also international level

What

ANNA wants to support (system) integration in Maritime Single Window development:
  • within the participating countries (between the various services/administrations) and 
  • to allow for suitable communication between the national systems, including SSN, based on functional requirements to be further identified. 

Who

The ANNA project involves:

  • 14 partner countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, France, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
  • 11 observer countries: Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Finland, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, and Ukraine.
  • 11 observer organisations: World Customs Organisation, CESMA, CLECAT, FIATA, ECASBA, ECSA, EHMC, EPSCA, ESPO, TIEKE, and WSC.

 

 

On 24 January 2012, the first of three formal Consortium meetings took place. Some EU Member States and Norway have volunteered to participate in a Taskforce: Norway, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands (coordinator) Portugal, Spain (represented by Portugal), Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The Taskforce met 6 times. 

 

Why

In maritime transport, the EU Member States foster the development of an effective and harmonized European-wide electronic exchange of ship reporting messages between the industry and public authorities. The aim is:

  • To make Europe more competitive;
  • To improve interconnectivity (national-international and public authorities-business);
  • To reduce existing barriers;
  • To create a level playing field between various operators and transport modes;
  • To develop a one stop shop approach (Maritime Single Window).

EU Directive 2010/65/EU - Reporting Formalities for Ships arriving in/departing from EU ports - serves as the overall legal framework to allow for the development and implementation of interconnecting national Maritime Single Windows.

To build the national Maritime Single Windows it is necessary for the EU Member States, neighbouring countries and business to co-operate. That is why the ANNA project was established.