IAPH, BIMCO and IMO launch single window campaign

On 1 January 2024, the maritime single window (MSW) for data exchange between ship and shore will become mandatory in ports around the world, following amendments to the IMO Facilitation (FAL) Convention that were adopted last spring. The maritime single window constitutes a significant step in the digitalisation of the maritime sector, but it also presents several implementation challenges. To facilitate the process, IAPH has teamed up with BIMCO and the IMO secretariat in a campaign that will raise awareness about the benefits of the maritime single window concept and provide input and support to governments, port authorities, port operators and shipping companies. The campaign includes a general awareness webinar on 24 October this year and a two-day symposium held at the IMO headquarters in London in hybrid format on 18-19 January 2023, one year ahead of the deadline. The symposium will cover both technical and resource aspects and present best practice solutions. Further details will be communicated soon, but we invite you to note both dates in your diaries already.