On 25 July the first Consultation Panel with institutional stakeholders took place at the AnNa Office in Brussels.
Representatives from EHMC, WCO, CLECAT, WSC and ECSA participated. Also the EC partcipated. A list of Action Points was identified. A presentation on ANNA - its objectives, milestones, Activities - was given. The way how to achieve sustainable consulation was intensively discussed.
A very animated discussion took place. Also on the most effective answer to the question "What is a Maritime Single Window?" A suggestion for an answer was to describe a Maritime Single Window as a method:
- to electronically receive the legally required information once regarding ships arriving and departing in their national seaport and
- to exchange this information to the various national competent authorities and other EU Member States.
The Summer provided an ideal opportunity to further connect and raise the glass to toast for a succesful co-operation.