Maritime Connectivity Platform

A decentralised platform facilitating secure and reliable information exchange
within the maritime domain and beyond

NEWS

Updates from 4th GA

At the 4th General Assembly of the MCP Consortium held in June 2021, documents defining the criteria for being an MCP identity service provider were adopted. This is a very big milestone for the consortium, and the next step will be to officially endorse organisations to be such. The first organisation expected to be endorsed is the Navelink Consortium.
 
The MCP Consortium is now focusing on making similar definitions for being service providers of MSR (Maritime Service Registry) and MMS (Maritime Messaging Service).

The MCP

Maritime Connectivity Platform
 

The MCP is a decentralised platform that facilitates secure and reliable information exchange within the maritime domain and beyond. Beyond – because the maritime world isn’t isolated, but need to exchange information with other domain – for instance with other transport domains.

 

The information exchanged can be almost of any nature, ranging from private confidential information between a vessel and the shore office of the shipowner, to public information provided by authorities, such as the provision of navigational warnings.

 

As a decentralised platform, there is no single entity operating this. Several organisations are MCP service providers, and collectively they form “the Maritime Connectivity Platform”.
 
 
The MCC serves two overall purposes:
 
 –  Defining the MCP and criteria for being an MCP service provider

 –  Endorsing organisations to be MCP service providers