The European Maritime Safety Agency was established for the purpose of ensuring a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety, maritime security as well as prevention of and response to pollution by ships within the EU. EMSA was set up as the regulatory agency that would provide a major source of support to the Commission and the Member States in the field of maritime safety and prevention of pollution from ships. The Agency provides technical, operational and scientific assistance to the European Commission and Member States in the fields of maritime safety, maritime security, prevention of, and response to, pollution caused by ships as well as response to marine pollution caused by oil and gas installations. The Agency also contributes to the overall efficiency of maritime traffic and maritime transport and supports European cooperation on coastguard functions.
Emsa Single Window
Emsa Single Window
The overall objective of the pilot project was to test procedures that would simplify the submission of information required by different authorities for cargo formalities with the aim to facilitate and reduce the administrative burden for ship data providers. Through this pilot project, a harmonised eManifest which encompasses data required in a number of cargo related formalities required by maritime and customs authorities was developed and tested. The project also aimed at assessing whether the exchange of the eManifest data via SafeSeaNet could minimise reporting obligations for ships trading between EU ports and how ship and cargo tracking could be carried out. Considering the limited budget and time available, the project was not intended to elaborate a proper legal framework nor to present a specific solution to be implemented by all EU Member States. EMSA developed a European Maritime Single Window prototype to test how the eManifest data could be reported along with other reporting formalities in a harmonised manner, submitted to the relevant authorities and exchanged among Member States. The prototype covered the complete information flows between the ship data providers e.
A complete NSW solution: The complete National Single Window prototype can be re-used, either as it has been developed already or adapted to include specific national requirements. The solution is based on ISO standard , Electronic Port Clearance, and can be adapted and interfaced with other national systems. A reporting gateway for the. The National Maritime Single Window is the single point where the reporting formalities, related to the arrival or departure of a vessel form a Spanish port, are submitted once.