MSW cybersecurity initiative supported at IMO FAL 48

Last week at the IMO headquarters in London, the 48th meeting of the FAL Committee discussed the issue of cybersecurity in relation to Maritime Single Windows (MSWs) and called for Member States to develop and operate their MSWs in a cyber-secure and resilient way, following a submission led by IAPH. This was supported by 16 member states in plenary. The Committee invited interested Member States and international organisations to contact IAPH, to prepare the proposal for a new output on the issue to be considered at FAL 49, which is due to be held 10-14 March next year. This could include proposed amendments to the FAL Convention to establish mandatory cybersecurity measures when developing mandatory Maritime Single Windows and the development of a model law on cybersecurity.


IAPH’s Frans van Zoelen introducing the IAPH cyber submission at FAL 48, alongside Patrick Verhoeven