The Marenda project is a Harmonized Port data exchange platform developed by the EuropeAid to support development in specific areas of Maritime Transport in Western and Central Africa (WCA). Its major objectives are: to improve Port efficiency and security, Port State Control (PSC) and improve flag state implementation (FSI).
To achieve this, the Marenda project will provide ports IT tools (selection hardware, software, system connectivity tools, etc.) in order to develop a data exchange mechanism between West and Central African ports related to movements of ship and cargo in the sub-region.
The first beneficiaries (pilot ports) are the five proposed countries (SENEGAL, COTE D’IVOIRE, GHANA, NIGERIA and CAMEROON)
One major port per country which are Dakar, Abidjan, Tema, Apapa, Douala (to be validated by the PSC and national authorities).
Securenet Satcoms Systems Limited (SSSL) has been awarded the contract for the implementation of the Lagos node of the Marenda project and is pleased to be working with the Nigeria Port Authority on this project.
Nigeria would then be able to track vessels from across borders, curb piracy and work effectively with emergency response mechanisms against maritime environment pollution in Nigeria.