Project IPCOEA

Co-funded by the European Union and the ACP secretariat


The project is funded by the ACP Secretariat and the European Union and will be implemented by the partnership composed by:

The Project

The project objective is to:
promote the implementation of Port/Maritime Single Window systems in ports of Western and Central Africa (WCA) through the provision of training and capacity building to personnel.


The project will implement the following crucial activities:

implementation of a medium-term training for employees of ports and other institutional actors of port communities, lasting approximately 7 weeks and to be held in Abidjan during the first half of 2020. Trainees from 7 ports will receive training in all aspects of development and implementation of Maritime Single Window.

Implementation of short-term training sessions in ports, open to all public and private stakeholders, to be held during the second half of 2020 on the initiation and management of the process to implement Maritime Single Window;

Funding to ports to realise small-scale actions to support implementation of a ;ari through a Grant Scheme to be implemented during the second half of 2020

The project main target is represented by Port Management and Port authorities as well as Port Customs Administrations.

Other actors can be involved as beneficiaries of training or recipients of funding such as:


  • Maritime Authorities
  • Other relevant authorities (Standards, phytosanitary, veterinary, etc.)
  • Investment Promotion Agencies
  • Immigration offices
  • Relevant public Trade-support organizations


  • Shipping companies or agents
  • Terminal operators
  • Freight forwarders
  • Carriers
  • Logistics operators
  • Relevant private trade support organizations

Training Materials

Project IPCOEA can provide:

Medium term training

A medium term training for officers of port management, port authorities and custom authorities providing knowledge to initiate and manage the development process for maritime Single Window

Short-term training

Short-term training for all actors of the port community to support the development fo and implementation of Single Window and Port Community System

Direct funding

Direct funding to actors of port communities to support small actions (seminars, workshops, further training, feasibility studies, procurement of IT solutions etc.) for the development of Port Community System and/or Single Window in the port.


March 2020

Newsletter Issue No.2 March, 2020   Newsletter_Mar20_EN

December, 2019

Newsletter Issue No.1 December, 2019 Newsletter_Dec19_EN

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