The 14 EU ANNA partners are in the process of requesting a national profesional cartoonist
to draw a cartoon of the work related to what Directive 2010/65/EU stands for (or what is a Maritime Single Window?). The description of work - based on which the cartoonist can get inspiration - is the following.
1. WHY the Directive 2010/65/EU (Maritime Single Window )
- In ports and at sea it is often crowded with ships
- You can see a lot of ships and movements
- Much of what happens you do not see
- It relates to sending messages relating to the entry to a port and departure from a port
- Coupled thereto is the access to a country or departure from a country
- Ships must report data to ports and many government agencies
- These data can be reported through paper documents
- or electronic transmission
- The data that relate to Directive 2010/65/EU are about cargo, health, safety, security , arrival times, departures, crew and immigration
- A lot of data are requested from ships by law
- That data is delivered from the ship itself, or by shippers, freight forwarders or agents acting on behalf of the ship
- Many governments, and ports, do not share the data they receive from ships
- Independently, they ask for the data to be reported
- In some cases they request the same data, often in a different way (reporting format)
- Leading to a lot of extra work for companies
- Europe wants to become more attractive for ships to arrive in European ports and to report their departure in a port
- Therefore the reporting of data should become smarter and easier
- Simplification they call it
2. WHAT. The European Directive 2010/65/EU (Maritime Single Window) requires that from June 1, 2015 onwards:
- Ships must report data electronically
- They preferably should not send data on paper anymore
- A ship needs to report one data element only once.
- Governments have the responsibility to make this possible for business
- That’s why national authorities should cooperate with each other
- After all, they must use the same data (re-use) as this data is reported only once
- This is called Maritime Single Window
- Governments have a duty to tell ships - or the bodies that on behalf of the ship have reported te data - whether the data they received have been reported in a correct way
- The European Directive requires that the data used in a Maritime Single Window in one country (EU Member State) can also be passed onto other EU Member States.
- That can be done directly between the countries (the national Maritime Single Windows) or from one country through a European system to another country
- The exchange of data between countries should be technically possible from 1st June 2015.
3 . WHEN the directive is implemented by all EU Member States with a seaport on 1st June 2015 then :
- A ship entering of leaving a port is allowed to report a data message only once
- It becomes feasible that a data message that a ship in a port of a country has reported does not need to be reported again in another port in the same country ( doubtful whether that can be done – needs further study)
- Government agency in one country can share the data together and the data can also be shared between countries
- It is possible for ships sailing from one port to a port in another EU Member State not to report identical data (that data already being reported to the first country/port). Reason: governments can send this data directly to the other port/country.
- Is it easier for ships to report
- Europe is more unified through cooperation between its Member States
- Governments will cooperate more
- We share data through ICT making it easier to collect, keep and share
- Companies have less burden of government
- The government can help businesses better, for example, flexible controls , etc.
- Europe strengthens its common external border, as governments and business work closely together
- Various government agencies in a country can structurally start learning from each other
- Reporting becomes more efficient
No, we do not talk about the problems ........
How do we resolve this all:
- Much communication and coordination
- Creating standards
- Technical arrangements
- Too many other issues to mentioned here and now .... That's where AnNa is for