Single Window for Inland Navigation at Antwerp port from next month

2020-12-29 16:06:51 International Ports News

Port of Antwerp is set to implement Single Window for Inland Navigation. As per a release, since its development, various software suppliers and inland shipping operators have extensively tested this new platform, and the port is preparing for an official start-up on January 4, 2021.

The release elaborated:

“If you are an inland shipping operator and you already report digitally, the transition to the Single Window for Inland Navigation requires very little effort. The only thing you need to do is enter your details correctly and always enter at least two waypoints. This ensures that all the ports and authorities on your route are immediately informed of your arrival, and they can coordinate their internal operations accordingly.

 What if you are not using digital reporting yet? Then we recommend that you install reporting software on board.

“As of 4 January 2021, inland shipping operators no longer need to report voyage, cargo and vessel details via VHF or at a special booth. From that time forward, you only need to report the data once, digitally (via reporting software). This ensures more efficient handling of your administration data, and smooth and correct invoicing.”

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