Port of Lobito tests new maritime single window platform develop by MPA

The Port of Lobito in Angola has completed initial testing of a new maritime single window (MSW) platform for data exchange at the port, developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

The initiative is part of the Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) Project, launched by IMO and Singapore last year to support medium-sized ports to meet the requirements of the International Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention) and facilitate interconnectivity between ports worldwide.

The maritime single window aims to facilitate the electronic submission of information required for ships calling in the Port of Lobito via a single digital portal. From 1 January 2024 it will be mandatory for ports around the world to operate MSWs.

The formal handover of the MSW platform and completion of the SWiFT pilot project is expected to take place by October of this year.

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