The ports’ view on e-Maritimeand efficient port communicatione-Maritime conference, Brussels, 22-23 November 2012Txaber Goiri, Port of Bilbao, Chairman of ESPO IntermodalTransport and Logistics committee
European Sea Ports OrganisationFounded in 1993Represents European seaport authoritiesMembers from EU and neighbouringcountriesSecretariat in BrusselsRecognised counterpart of EU institutionsA lobby and a knowledge network
ESPO view on e-MaritimeStakeholder conference / Industry forum: ESPOwelcomes the opportunity given to the industry toprovide feedback on the ongoing initiatives and theway forwardESPO sees e-Maritime as an opportunity towardssetting the requirements for an efficient system thatwould facilitate procedures and informationexchange in port areas and the logistic chain
Implementation of Directive 2010/65/ECESPO welcomes the progress achieved within thededicated expert group on the implementation of theDirective regarding the definition of the nationalSingle Windows - Flexibility to the Member StatesExisting Port Community Systems (PCS) need to bemaintained and to be integrated within the nationalSingle Windows.
Implementation of Directive 2010/65/ECThere is a difference between information exchangefor formalities purposes and information needed foroperational purposes at portsPorts need to maintain flexibility and the right to askfor relevant additional information in order toeffectively provide services to the ships while at port
Implementation of Directive 2010/65/ECNeed to clarify the relation between the nationalsingle window development and the e-Customsinitiative in order to avoid two co-existing singlewindows, one for vessels and one for cargoreporting.Better coordination with other initiatives (e-freight,e-navigation)
SafeSeaNetSSN has currently only limited value for ports thatare mainly data providers within and do not alwaysget access to data. SSN should be more proactive interms of automatically disseminating information toports related to arriving vesselsIf available and reliable, SSN provided informationcan complement data information exchange fromexisting port systems (e.g. Hazmat declarations)
SafeSeaNetExamples of data inaccuracies within SSN are oftenreported by ports having access to SSN data (e.g.Hazmat notification, differences between dataprovided by ship agents and SSN)Mis-declarations and responsibilities regarding theaccuracy of data within SSN need to be addressedby EMSA
Additional commentsThe role of intermediaries needs to be maintained.Ship agents are the parties that are in direct contactwith the port authorities and have a key role inensuring reliability of ship data.IT solutions should be open and inexpensive toimplement. Human resources and financial costsshould not constitute limiting factors for smallerports
Thank you for your attention!e-Maritime conference, Brussels, 22-23 November 2012Txaber Goiri, Port of Bilbao, Chairman of ESPO IntermodalTransport and Logistics committee
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