i-Ship has been developed as part of the eMAR project, which today also announced the launch of its e-Maritime Strategic Framework (EMSF). The application has been designed to automate reporting obligations in compliance with the EU’s Single Window Directive.
The Directive aims to harmonise the administrative procedures applied to maritime transport by establishing a standard electronic exchange of information and by simplifying reporting formalities for ships arriving and departing from EU ports.
Inlecom says i-Ship will act as a “common gateway to all reporting nodes” and provide a single link to shipping companies for the submission of reports. The process will also align with international standards such as ISO 28005, WCO, EDIFACT and EU specific formats and requirements.
“i-Ship is a unique product both in terms of functionality and technology innovation that alleviates the burden of reporting formalities from shipping companies at a very cost effective way,” says Dr Takis Katsoulakos, director of Inlecom Systems.
The application will also be available via Software as a Service (SaaS), and Inlecom says it is fully customisable.