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Ship operators welcome Maritime Single Window deal

[ February 14, 2019   //   ]

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and World Shipping Council (WSC) have backed the agreement reached by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission on the European Maritime Single Window environment proposal.
ECSA secretary-general, Martin Dorsman, welcomed in particular that idea of a harmonised data , a “fundamental building block that will bring true harmonisation and simplification for the shipping industry and other partners in the chain”.
WSC chief executive and president John Butler added that it “not only harmonises the data that must be reported but also the way that it is to be transmitted. The EU machine to machine interface module as required by the Regulation will simplify the process of reporting data as long as it is implemented identically in each national single window without deviation. The adoption of the legal text is the first important step. The next is to deliver the benefits through loyal implementation.”
ECSA and WSC hope the Council and European Parliament will now proceed swiftly with the final procedural steps for the proposal to enter into force