At the Fathom Smart Ships Awards November 29, STM won the Digital Enabler Award. The judges were looking for a nomination that demonstrated a desire to bring shipping and technology forms together in a neutral but potentially positive way. With successful demonstrations behind it, the STM Validation project was a worthy winner in a tough category.
During November the first STM-baseline simulations in the European Maritime Simulator Network took place. 28 bridges were manned with professional mariners from all over Europe and they interacted in two scenarios taking place in the Southern Baltic and the English Channel.
STM Senior Adviser Gurpreet Singhota visited IMO Headquarters and paid a call to Secretary General Kitack Lim. There was time for a short brief on STM, the STM Validation project and the Final Conference in London next year.
Port Collaborative Decision Making, PortCDM, a concept within STM, is nominated for optimizing the planning process for ports by communicating with the vessel involved, hinterland actors and other ports. This enables all parties to perform transparent and just-in-time operations, reduce waiting time and utilize assets better.
Over 200 participants joined STM to view the latest developments and demos. How do you summarise 24 busy hours, full of networking, demos, presentations, discussions and inspiration? We let the participants speak for themselves in a video!
Sea Traffic Management (STM) aims at creating a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector. While introducing new functionalities by STM services, such as ship-to-ship route exchange, we also need to consider cyber security risks. Such security-related questions include, for example, how to ensure the service user is allowed to use the service. Or how to ensure that messages or data have been received by the intended receiver… and nobody else!