Activity 3 - Masterplan extended collaboration


The aim of this activity was to develop a framework Master Plan “Extended Collaboration” (post-2015) to include the identification of (different) approaches of the participating countries towards further expansion of the Maritime Single Window concept with respect to other transport modes, trade facilities and logistics sector. In addition, potential specific topics to be addressed may include, for example, the potential for further harmonisation with respect reporting procedures for Master et al irrespective of the EU Member State to be reported to, interfacing with non-EU Member States, and the potential for further development of “single reporting”.

Activity 3 comprised of 3 sub-activities:

  • SuAc3.1: Framework Master Plan Extended Collaboration - strategy paper
  • SuAc3.2: Transport and logistics, Trade Facilitation
  • SuAc3.3: Master Plan Extended Collaboration – Project Book

This Activity had as major goals to:

  1. Integrate the various applications of a national Maritime Single Window to allow for advanced user interfaces, sustainable interconnectivity and user friendliness
  2. Synergize the national Maritime Single window applications within the context of the EC transport policy and customs policy goals, i.e. e-Freight agenda, TEN-T Connecting Europe Facility, Horizon 2020, Customs Code Networks.
  3. Develop a perspective on how to upgrade the various national Maritime Single Windows onto a European Maritime Single Window.

The outcome of the activity is a Masterplan “Extended Collaboration”. The Masterplan “Extended Collaboration” provides a roadmap for the future development of national Maritime Single Windows post-2015, including a clear identification of the necessary steps to be undertaken.

The following actions were foreseen and undertaken:

  1. Identify and elaborate on the business processes relating reporting formalities
  2. Identify the position of the various stakeholders relating the business process on reporting formalities
  3. Describe the various vulnerabilities within the current reporting formalities procedures
  4. Identify the variety of MSW solutions
  5. Describe MSW bottlenecks for the longer term
  6. Identify user needs for an integrated supply chain management approach on reporting formalities and ICT
  7. Describe scenarios on the optimal role of the public and private domain in maritime single window
  8. Assist the EC in developing a sustainable e-Maritime policy through providing input as appropriate
  9. Seek for integration of various ICT related MoS projects in connection to MSW developments
  10. Elaborate on the various options of potential measures for realising (post-2015) further simplification, harmonisation and cooperation between authority sectors having a direct influence on the movement of goods and passengers, such as Customs, cross-border, health, sanitation, etc.
  11. Identify the relationship between trade facilitation and single window developments
  12. Describe the benefits of MSW for the EU neighbouring policy
  13. Describe possible ways of hinterland connections to maritime single window applications
  14. Identify projects that foster a harmonised multimodal one stop shop approach making use of MSW applications

Tasks  executed:

Following is a brief outline of the sub-activities that have been conducted to achieve the objectives stated above. Further elaboration is provided in the separate sub-activity descriptions.

SuAc3.1 Framework Master Plan Extended Collaboration - strategy

The aims were to:

  • Define the wide range of reporting formalities from the business process in correlation with Directive 2010/65/EU and opportunities for synergy
  • Identify the potential aspects for further cooperation and harmonisation post-2015, also in collaboration with Sub-activities 1.3 and 2.1 and 2.2, and allocate the further elaboration hereof to the respective Sub-activity (Sub–activities 3.2 and 3.3).

This sub-activity was co-ordinated with the work of the Commission Services, originally on e-Maritime and eMS policy developments and resulted in:

  • An assessment of the potential for interconnectivities between the various applicable ICT networks for transport, also in connection to current relevant policy initiatives.

The result have been incorporated into the report covering Milestone 8.

SuAc3.2-Ac1.ones flat rate financing. ts Transport and logistics, Trade Facilitation

The aims were to:

  • Identify the potential measures proposed or considered by the EU Member States for realising (2015+) further simplification, harmonisation and cooperation:
    • across transport modes and having a direct consequence for the logistic sector in enabling improved allocation of resources and ultimately a more reliable and transparent service;
    • between authority sectors having a direct influence on the movement of goods and passengers, such as customs, cross-border, health, sanitation, etc.
  • Define a common strategy towards synergies in ICT related maritime and land transport freight flows – supply chain integration.

The result of the sub-activity was:

  • An evaluation on the measures on transport, logistics and trade that could be further elaborated in order to develop Maritime Single Windows as effective tools for the development of integrated ICT transport networks.

The results have been incorporated into the report covering Milestone 13

Further, the results are based on the results of consultation with institutional Stakeholders (connection with Activity 4) and where necessary issues raised will be deferred to SuAc’s 1.3 within the studies defined in the Interim Master Plan 2015.

SuAc3.3 Master Plan Extended Collaboration – Project Book

The aim are to:

  • Identify feasible project proposals for the enhancement of interoperability and the placing of data exchange in the neighbouring States (third countries) and global context.

The result of the sub-activity was:

  • A Master Plan “Extended Collaboration” identifying the ambition, goals and actions (projects) required for further study, pilot and implementation (the possible execution is outside the scope of this Action).

The results have been incorporated into the report covering Milestone 16