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Standardisation of D2D stakeholder information exchange messages

   Standardisation of D2D stakeholder information exchange messages


Standardisation of D2D Information Flows

D2.4.4.1 Standardisation of D2D Information Flows 15 05 10.pdf

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The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the existing information flow and information exchange processes employed between stakeholders in the D2D maritime sector and the likely future trends as a result of the requirement for more efficient information management and increased integration and interoperability between information systems being promoted by EU policies and legislation.


An overview of the information flow in the maritime sector is provided with specific reference to:

1.     Existing information systems and likely future trends

2.     Current state of use of electronic messaging and information exchange in maritime based D2D chains

3.     Developments on standardised messages based on XML technology

4.     Standardisation initiatives (IMO, ISO, etc)


The EU Initiatives put in place to ensure the future of maritime transport, such as e-Freight, e-Customs, e-Navigation and in particular, the over-riding e-Maritime Initiative, will facilitate the change to the use of ICT, and integrated electronic information management and exchange that is required to ensure the future of European and international D2D transport networks. Both the EU’s e-Navigation and e-Maritime Initiatives and the IMO promote the concept of a single window approach for common reporting and ease of access to information in order to reduce the manual paperwork which reduces potential errors.


The move to overall information management, integrated information systems and electronic information exchange will bring with it the need for investment by all stakeholders involved in the D2D chain in terms of enabling technologies, updating of legacy systems; an equally important requirement will be investment in suitable training courses which will be required to ensure the efficient use of the new systems and the processing and handling of electronic information.

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   Glossary Terms


e-Customs - is aimed at providing a paperless environment for customs and trade by making Member States' electronic customs systems compatible with each other and creating a single, shared computer portal.
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The e-Maritime initiative is aimed at supporting the development of European capabilities, strategies and policies facilitating the adoption of upgraded “e-Maritime” solutions in support of an efficient and sustainable waterborne transport system fully integrated in the overall European transport system.
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e-Navigation is an International Maritime Organisation (IMO) led concept based on the harmonisation of marine navigation systems and supporting shore services driven by user needs.e-Navigation, as defined by the IMO (and IALA and other organisations) is as follows: ‘e-Navigation is the harmonised collection, integration, exchange, presentation and analysis of maritime information onboard and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services, for safety and security at sea and to protect the marine environment.’
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