Holger Hubner

Report
Protect Group
Agenda
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Who is PROTECT (little bit history)
Why the association has been founded
Their role towards UN
Relation to EPCSA
Message format and their global use by Port Authorites.
Stressing their EU wide port authority and EMSA support
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Who is PROTECT
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Association that covers the interest for port authorities by using
standard and harmonized messages in information exchange
between Business and Port Authorities
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Established in 1992 by 6 major ports in North West Europe
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Official UN maintenance / user group for BERMAN, IFTDGN
(IMO-FAL 1 & 7) and WASDIS (Waste disposal) messages and
implementation guides.
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Strongly related to SMDG (container related messages)
Once started in EU-project, now globally seen as important
association
Established relations to EMSA, ESPO
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Why the association has been
founded
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Harmonise and optimise electronic information exchange (EDI) by
means of standardised formal (legally required) messages in ports.
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For B2G: ship (agent, liner) to Port Authority (Harbour Master)
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Ship movements, navigation
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Dangerous cargo
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Waste
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Port security information
Improve data quality by linking up with industry standards and
conform with business arrangements
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Participants in PROTECT
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Port Authorities:
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local competent authority where legally required notifications
are sent to and who actually works with the data of the
notifications
Port Community Systems:
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facilitators of information flows in ports: B2B, B2G
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PROTECT EU group members
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Port Authorities
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Port Community Systems
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Port Authority of Antwerp
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APCS
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Port Authority of Bremen
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DBH
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Port Authority of Felixstowe
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MCP
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Port Authority of Hamburg
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DAKOSY
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Port Authority of Le Havre
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SOGET
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Port Authority of London
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CNS
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Port Authority of Amsterdam
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Portbase
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Port Authority of Rotterdam
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Groningen SeaPorts (Port of
Delfzijl)
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Associated member SMDG
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Port Authority of Bilbao
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The Protect Group results
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Has established a world-wide recognised EDI standard set of messages
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The first version of the PROTECT Guide (IFTDGN, version 0.5, October
1995)
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The work of this group has resulted in the completion of a universal
implementation guide.
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World-wide recognized by:
This EDI standard, called the PROTECT Guide (version 2.0, June 2004;
version 1.0, January 1999) describes the exchanged messages in detail
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IMO/FAL: has recommended the PROTECT Guide as the EDI
equivalent of the IMO FAL Form 1 (vessel notification) and IMO-FAL
7 form (Dangerous Goods Declaration).
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UN/CEFACT standardization bodies T+L / ITIGG (Message
Development group 3 for Transport, subgroup International
Transport Message Implementation Guidelines Group)
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Their role towards UN
UN / CEFACT
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Is the official intergovernmental organisation within the UN
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Such as UN-EDIFACT, UN e-docs or UN-XML
Purpose is to create and maintain global accepted message
structures developed by specific technolology
Message definitions are done by experts
PROTECT
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Is the major expertgroup to define UN/CEFACT certified messages
relating to law & regulations regarding Port Authority matters.
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Messages defined/maintained by the PROTECT group will be
considered as UN certified message standard.
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Relation to EPCSA
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Many Port authorities all over the world use Port Community
Systems as their gateway to and from the Harbour Management
System.
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Because of mutual interest of enhancing the logistic information
exchange, PROTECT and EPCSA work very close together.
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The link between PROTECT and EPCSA mainly focus on the mutual
interest for as well the market as the authorities in matters related to
ships operation tasks in the port.
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Close cooperation between PROTECT and EPCSA leads to a
balanced support towards the EU
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Message format and their global
use by Port Authorites.
Globally accepted standards for use between business and Port
authorites:
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Berth management message (BERMAN) – IMO FAL 1
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Waste disposal (WASDIS)
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Message to inform the port authority about wsaste on board and
to be delivered upon arrival.
Dangerous cargo information (IFTDGN) – IMO FAL 7
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Complete vessel notification process from pre-arrival upto and
incl. actual departure from a port.
Message used to inform the port authorities about dangerous and
polution goods on board upon arrival and at exit from the port.
Messages are standardized and harmonized for global use by all
carriers.
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Stressing their EU wide port
authority and EMSA support
PROTECT
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Provided technical and practical expertise in the evaluation of the
EMSA NSW set up.
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Members of PROTECT and EPCSA together provided input in the
data cross refence list as requested by EMSA.
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Participate strongly in the SafeSeaNet HAZMAT working group to
enhance the data quality.
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Thank you!
Holger Hübner
dbh Logistics IT AG
Martinistr. 47 – 49 I 28195 Bremen
Tel: 0421 30902-0 I Fax: 0421 30902-57
[email protected] I www.dbh.de
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