Single  Window is defined as a facility that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfil all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements


Related issue: Ports share their experience in IT ("Capital Express" № 3/2012)

On 05 July 2012, delegation from specialized seaport Oktiabrsk visited the Odessa Port to study new IT-technologies applied in port. The delegation, headed by the Chief Dispatcher, included operational specialists, legal and warehousing experts, the Press Service of Odessa Port informs.

Mr Yakimenko, Head of IT Department in Odessa Port, said his regional colleagues were quite interested in the work of systems for handling vessel traffic, cars, goods at the warehouses, as well as system of integration and coordination of agreements. Guests saw the software at the main control room, offices of port and stevedoring companies. Great interest was aroused by Single Information System (Port Community System), ready to work in a changing environment within the framework of the Law “On Ports”.

Projects drafted by IT experts for electronic transmission of data, integration of control systems and handling systems, access control and security were positively marked not only the representatives of the Ukrainian ports, but also by the port of Klaipeda, and UN European Commission for Europe.

Background information. Specialized seaport Oktiabrsk is located on the left bank of the Dnieper-Bug estuary, 25 km from the city of Nikolayev. It was created in 1965. It can handle vessels with draft up to 10.5 m, a length of 250 m and a capacity of up to 40 tons. It has 7 berths with a total length of 1.9 km, including a berth for handling ro-ro vessels. It handles up to 2 million tons of general cargo per year.