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NMSA launches redesign website - Papua New Guinea National Maritime Safety Authority

National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) recognizes the need to use Information Technology & Communication to enable efficient, effective and continuous communication with stakeholders within and outside the maritime industry.

This was evident when the Authority launched its newly redesigned website. It goes live on 17th March 2017 and is located at the same address, www.nmsa.gov.pg

Under the guidance of NMSA Board and leadership of its General Manager/CEO, Mr Paul Unas, NMSA embarked on improving its service delivery by utilising emerging and available technology. Advances in web technology and information delivery have provided an opportunity to develop a dynamic and responsive web presence for the Authority.

Board Chairman, Mr Peter Humphreys made these remarks during the launch of the redesign website in Port Moresby on Friday 17th March 2017.

NMSA’s five-year corporate plan 2015-2019 sets the strategic path for the authority to deliver on its mandate, as well as stakeholder needs and the national government pronouncements such as the national transport strategy, the medium term development plan, PNG development strategy 2010-2030 and PNG vision 2050, hence the launch of redesign website complement these government strategies.

Mr Humphreys said NMSA has re-designed its old website to develop a clearly structured, professional looking, well-designed and well-illustrated website, which strengthens the organization’s tools for communication and exchange of information.

He said: “This will enable efficient, effective and continuous communication with stakeholders in the maritime industry, the government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG), the maritime communities of PNG, maritime administrators in rest of the world, and the general public.”

The website features improved design, navigation, search and accessibility from virtually any device. This website’s overhaul is the first major redesign in 9 years, and sets a new bar for digital services at NMSA through its user-centric approach.

Mr. Humphreys said: “With much of today’s interactions between the citizens and government happening over the internet, NMSA is pleased to unveil a newly redesigned, much more user-friendly website that continues our work to put people first.”

The website prioritizes information that is in high demand by the Maritime Industry and makes it easier to find key services and information.  nmsa.gov.pg launches with essential information usually required by Ship Owners, Seafarers, Shipping Companies, Coastal Communities, other stakeholders in the industry, the GoPNG, service providers, suppliers and the general public, with more to be added over time. It also features a customized section that highlights local resources such as emergency alerts, news, local jobs, tenders and other and attractions.

In addition, the website’s powerful navigation tool enables users to instantly bookmark relevant pages and return to them later, enhancing user experience while making it easier to navigate. A range of social features allows visitors to easily share and discover information, customized for leading social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and to receive notices when updates and new content are added that are increasingly important to how the public communicates today.

Alpha Plus, a local web designing and advertising company based in Port Moresby with the help of the ICT Department of NMSA, built the website.

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