The B2MoS Action is an innovative study which takes the form of pilot actions principally aimed at preparing and adapting business communities and port authorities’ systems to the requirements of Directive 2010/65/EU. It provides interoperable electronic documents and messages (for example, the e-sea waybill) intended to boost the efficiency of door-to-door Motorways of the Seas (MoS) supply chains, facilitating intra-Community trade and increasing European territorial cohesion.
Activity 1 centred on developing five studies of the interoperability of critical transport and trade documents, such as the e-sea waybill, electronic invoicing, electronic proof of Community status (T2L), the electronic consignment note (e-CMR) and other communications between rail transport and ports, as well as electronic communication between sea and river ports.
Activity 2 involved carrying out a process re-engineering analysis and developing 14 prototypes and pilot tests to provide technological solutions to specific MoS-related problems.
Finally, Activity 3 enabled port authorities to adapt their port community systems (PCS) to Directive 2010/65/EU, which stipulates the use of the maritime single window (NSW). This work was conducted in close collaboration with the process developed by the group of European Commission experts that coordinated the implementation of Directive 2010/65/EU on the formalities for ships’ port calls in European territory. Furthermore, the development of this activity involved a partnership framework with customs administrations and transport ministries in Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Slovenia, Italy and Spain.