IMO Symposium: Maritime Single Window 2024 – Window of opportunities for shipping and ports

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in partnership with IAPH and BIMCO, is organizing an IMO Symposium “Maritime Single Window 2024 – Window of opportunities for shipping and portsʺ that will take place in hybrid mode on 18 and 19 January 2023 at the IMO Headquarters in London.

The mandatory obligation for Member States to establish systems for electronic data exchange and to implement maritime single window (MSW) will enter into force on 01 January 2024. This presents itself as a window of opportunities for shipping and ports to use robust international standards to accelerate digitalization, communicate between ships and shore, improving port call efficiencies and ultimately reducing emissions.

The symposium will bring together experts from Governments, ports, the shipping industry and standards organizations to discuss the key challenges and opportunities from implementation of MSWs.

Speakers with hands-on experience will share success factors and lessons learnt during the development, implementation and operation of the MSW. Audiences will also hear about MSW project scoping, stakeholders’ engagement, key performance indicators on the use and benefits of the MSW, institutional framework required and coordinated border management practices. The symposium will be conducted in English without interpretation and will also be available on the IMO YouTube Channel.

Governments, port authorities, industry associations, shipowners, and solution providers are encouraged to attend this important event in person. Please register your participation via the Online Meeting Registration System (OMRS). More details can be found in Symposium – Maritime Single Window 2024 (

PMAESA takes this opportunity to invite all members to participate in this important event as we work towards towards enhancing efficiencies in Ports.