June 6, 2023

The €1. 582m agreement with the CSC consortium which combines Cyprus-based Cellock Ltd,   SignalGenerix Ltd and Computer Resources International (Luxemburg) S. A follows  a successful tender process and  marks the start of a digital change of Cyprus shipping through a dedicated project funded by European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility Program.

Cyprus recognises that efficiency is key to delivering the best-in-class service and will evolve its procedures in order to be more advanced, but less complicated; more automated, but no less human. The particular project will accelerate Cyprus’ long term SEAChange 2030 strategy simply by digitising all services provided by the Maritime Administration. This includes creating a paperless environment plus the framework conditions necessary to support the particular integration of all SDM business units. Vessel registration will be simplified, as well because streamlining the issuance of seafarer certificates.

The consortium will certainly focus on creating seamless processes based on lean business practices and complete software solutions to support the SD to consistency deliver operational excellence, providing reliable services with efficient operating costs, and offering minimum inconvenience to customers. All ministry employees will use intelligent procedure automation to achieve this.

Shipping minister Vassilios Demetriades, said the particular ministry “has always been focused on offering an effective, effective and quality service to support the maritime industry”. “As part of our SEAChange 2030 strategy, the complete digitisation associated with the solutions of the particular Shipping ministry is a strategic priority, ” he said. “From electronic verification of registry accreditation to sign up applications, plus online submission of required documents, Cyprus is reducing administrative burdens, document handling costs, and enabling document access to almost all relevant parties in real time. This is an important step in shaping the one-stop-shipping-shop framework to meet the requests of the shipping industry. We look forward in order to continuing to get feedback on our services, progress our long term technique, and update and create new procedures to enhance our own flag, ” said Demetriades.

The particular consortium will be expected to begin the relevant processes for the implementation of the task immediately, which will become fully aligned using the broader effort made by the particular ministry associated with Research, Innovation and Digital Policy in order to digitise the overall services provided by the Cyprus public sector. by early 2024.

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