B2MoS organises a Demonstration Day on the digitization of documentation related to transport and the Single Window

The B2MoS Project, co-financed by the Trans-European Transport Network programme of the European Union, jointly with its coordinator Valenciaport Foundation organized a demonstration day on the digitization of documents required for maritime transport, road transport linked to the motorways of the sea and the Maritime Single Window. The event took place in the premises of the Port Authority of Valencia.

To start the event Miguel Llop, the director of Information Technologies of the Valenciaport Foundation welcomed the participants and presented the primary results of the project, which included the piloting of 14 quick-win initiatives which, upon their implementation in the coming months, will result in the actual net benefits of approximately 72,87 million euros over the period of 10 years. On average, the return on investment from these technological solutions will be achieved in less than two years. Also, during the project there have been more than 30 events of communication, amongst which this event is included.

In the panel on the digitalization of documentation required for maritime transport, moderated by Luisa Escamilla, ITC Project Manager from the Valenciaport Foundation, the promotion of short sea shipping for consolidated shipments, Management Systems of the Port Authority of Valencia (OPERA, electronic archives for port communities, and the facilitation of inspection processes in the port of Valencia were analysed. For example, two of the results of these initiatives include: more than 300 types of classified documents to allow 80% of incoming e-mails in TIBA, which can be classified automatically stored and made available in digital format file; and 45 minutes of time savings achieved for carriers waiting to pick up a container inspected.

Next up was the panel on land transport, moderated by Salvador Furió, director of the Intermodal and Logistics area of the Valenciaport Foundation, in which rail transport and virtual corridors for intra-European traffic in port terminals were discussed. Among the most important results highlighted was the fact that the initiative dedicated to improving the efficiency of shunting rail operations has come to generate savings of 21 euros per container.

Finally, in the panel on the Single Maritime Window in Spain and its implementation in Valencia, which was moderated by José García, the Head of Information Technology of the Port Authority of Valencia, the interface summary declarations and the Single Maritime Window in Spain and its implementation in Valenciaportpcs.net was discussed. The actual implementation of the new system summary in Valencia is scheduled for June 2016 and will allow for faster and electronically transparent management of incidents and corrections to summary declarations.