IMO begins testing maritime single window project at Port of Lobito

IMO begins testing maritime single window project at Port of Lobito

Delegates from Angola and a representative from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have tested out the maritime single window (MSW) platform created by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for the Port of Lobito.

The IMO and Singapore began the SWiFT pilot project last year to assist medium-sized ports in meeting the criteria of the International Convention on the Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention) and facilitating interconnection between ports globally.

READ: Port of Lobito chosen for IMO-Singapore Maritime Single Window project

Through a single digital gateway, the MSW enables the easy electronic input of information necessary for ships stopping at the Port of Lobito.

MSWs will be required in all ports worldwide beginning 1 January 2024.

READ: Maritime Single Window: Embracing port call digitalisation

The formal transfer of the MSW platform and the conclusion of the SWiFT pilot Project are scheduled for October 2023.

In February, the IMO assessed the progress of the implementation of the IMO-Singapore “Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) Project” at the Port of Lobito.

One month later, an IMO working group announced progress in developing the draft 2023 IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

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