Prodevelop furthers Georgia’s Maritime Single Window development

Prodevelop Carries Out Phase 2A of Georgia’s NMSW project

Prodevelop has announced it is developing the software to establish a National Maritime Single Window (NMSW) in Georgia as part of phase 2A of the project.

The announcement comes after Prodevelop was selected, together with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) by the U.S. Department of State Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) programme and the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assitance Program (ICITAP), in consultation with the Georgia Maritime Transport Agency (MTA) and Amentum.

The latest stage will be completed in December 2023; the Spanish firm is expected to deliver the development of the FAL forms defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Maritime Health Declaration, ISPS and the Waste Declaration.

The inclusion of these elements is slated to bring several advantages and benefits to Georgia and its ports, which collectively manage over 50 million tonnes and 2.2 million TEU every year. Implementing these standards is anticipated to enhance interoperability, streamline the exchange of electronic data, and standardise port call requirements.

The project is being funded by the Department of State Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) programme and managed by the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). It is being launched by Amentum to be commissioned and managed in the future by the MTA as the owner of the Georgia NMSW.

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MTA’s Director, Aleksi Akhvlediani, commented: “Implementation of MSW is of strategic importance for Georgia. Thanks to modern digital systems, the maritime community can increase communication and supply exchange between Central Asia and Europe even more, promote safe shipping on the Black Sea and deepen regional cooperation.

“Georgian port sector understands the importance of this project and each of stakeholder is doing their best, the results of which we can already see today. The collective involvement of all stakeholders is a key factor for a rapid and successful go-live of the national platform in the shortest possible time.”

When asked about Georgia’s NMSW, Christophe Joubert, Director of International Operations at Prodevelop, stated: “Georgia is showing the path for other states and port authorities by adopting, implementing and effectively applying an IMO compliant maritime single window to ship and port clearance processes.”

In September last year, iTerminals 4.0, a research, development, and innovation (R&D&I) project promoted by Prodevelop, received the award in the Innovation category of the Waterborne Days.

Earlier this year, Prodevelop won the tender for the evolution and maintenance of the Port Community System (PCS) of the Port Authority of Avilés.

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