The meeting will opened by IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim accompanied by the IAPH President Capt. Subramaniam Karuppiah and BIMCO President-designate Nikolaus Schües.
On day one the focus will be on the big picture, namely how a Maritime Single Window (MSW) fits in as part of the national digitalization strategy and roadmap, how to translate a vision on an MSW into a pragmatic approach towards implementation, the different ways an MSW can be structured, and the key elements around interoperability and applying robust industry standards for electronic data interchange.
Day two will commence with an explanation of how an MSW fits into the port call process of a vessel and the importance of data quality to optimize port calls so all parties can gain on efficiencies and ultimately reduce emissions. The final morning session will then focus on specific MSW projects implemented in countries with the support of IMO and the World Bank as well as available tools countries and their ports can use to implement a Maritime Single Window.
For a full line up of the programme, please check the footer of the dedicated portal on the IMO website that has been set up for this event, which you can find here.