Brussels, 18 April 2019


On 18 April, the European Parliament Plenary adopted the proposed Regulation for the creation of a European Maritime Single Window Environment. The Regulation will replace the existing Reporting Formalities Directive.

FEPORT has welcomed the adoption of the regulation as it will lead to data harmonisation for ship reporting, subsequently reducing the administrative burdens of reporting formalities, whilst avoiding regulating system architecture. This will ensure that operators do not need to invest in updating IT systems to meet regulatory requirements and can instead continue to invest in systems which have an added benefit for the entire logistics chain.