Results IAPH Data Collaboration Committee meeting

The IAPH Technical Committee on Data Collaboration met virtually on 3 November. Well attended by more than 30 participants, the committee evaluated progress on the IAPH collaborative initiatives with the World Bank, the World Customs Organization, the World Economic Forum and ChainPort and reflected on the way forward. Following a presentation on the initiatives under the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), members discussed further potential synergies. On IMO related work, the committee discussed the outcomes of the expert group on data harmonisation and the joint IMO-IAPH-BIMCO initiative on promoting and building capacity towards the implementation of Maritime Single Windows by 2024. Finally, members were updated and reflected on the current and future committee’s work on cybersecurity, port call optimisation, innovation, and automation. The next meeting of the Data Collaboration committee will be taking place in spring 2022.