Illustrating Maritime Single Window

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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