IMO highlights value of digital data exchange for the functioning of the supply chaincsantos
IMO released a video to show how electronic data interchange is vital to ensuring that supply chains continue to function safely and efficiently, enabling contactless clearance of ships arriving and departing from ports. during a webinar on “The Future of Shipping”: Digitization “, organized jointly by IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore At the opening of the webinar, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim stressed the need to increase digitization. “The Covid-19 pandemic has presented challenges. But we must seize this opportunity to seize the opportunities that increased digitization can present in the maritime sector: improve the resilience of the maritime supply chain, support sustainable development and enable recovery, “he said. He also reiterated why the agreement IMO FAL is so important as it helps to simplify the cross-border trade of the more than 10 billion tons of goods traded by sea annually around the world. Lim indicated that recently “the IMO Facilitation Committee, meeting in virtual session, approved a revised version of the IMO Compendium on facilitation and electronic commerce. These are critical steps towards harmonized and standardized digitization, “he said. Speakers at the event reaffirmed the clear benefits that maritime digitization offers to improve the efficiency and resilience of supply chains. IMO, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the World Bank intend to work together, together with other interested partners, to support IMO Member States in digitizing their ports, in particular in the implementation of Maritime Single Windows.