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Data Collaboration

IAPH has taken a front-running role in a joint industry call to accelerate digitalization. This policy document was issued in June 2020, co-signed by leading maritime industry associations and endorsed by the IMO Secretary General.

IAPH has taken a front-running role in a joint industry call to accelerate digitalization. This policy document was issued in June 2020, co-signed by leading maritime industry associations and endorsed by the IMO Secretary General. It outlines a concrete plan to:

 

  • Assess the industry status of digitalization

 

  • Incentivize and encourage ports and their stakeholders to commit to required change management and public-private partnership actions needed as well capacity building at ports

 

  • Achieve true efficiencies in the way port stakeholders communicate between each other and how they interact electronically with ships calling at their ports

 

By the end of 2020, IAPH obtained a clear indication on the industry status, having initiated and completed a global survey on the status of IMO FAL requirements on electronic data interchange at the world’s ports and is well into the second phase having developed a guidance with The World Bank on concrete steps ports can take to accelerate digitalization.

 

 

 

The IAPH Technical Committee on data collaboration also actively participates in policy formulation on a number of influential committees at IMO level including submissions and interventions in:

  • The IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL) which focuses on trade facilitation

 

  • The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) on issues related to cybersecurity and automation

 

 

 

Experts appointed from IAPH members and associate members are also involved in:

  • The ISO Technical Committee 8 for administrative and operational data to achieve true industry standards for electric data interchange

 

  • The International Taskforce Port Call Optimization which brings together all stakeholders from public and private sectors in order to map out the process of a port call and establish common shared initiatives to standardize the approach to synchronizing nautical and end-to-end supply chains for cargo and passengers.

 

 

Meetings and Public Sessions:

1st Meeting 16 November 2020
2nd Meeting 24 February 2021
3rd Meeting 28 April 2021
World Ports Conference 2021 – Ten Ways to Make your Port Cyberproof 25 June 2021
4th Meeting 13 July 2021
5th Meeting 12 October 2021

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