The first Sea Traffic Management (STM) compatible bridge systems have been installed, connecting ships with shore-based services and actors. All available functions work flawlessly, including route optimization and synchronised port calls, as well as sending and receiving route segments ship-to- ship. The ships equipped are “Stena Germanica” and two rescue units from the Swedish Sea Rescue Society ( SSRS), “Rescue Märta Collin” and “Rescue 11-00”.
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Tarifa is one of the first shore centres updated to be fully compatible with Sea Traffic Management (STM). It is ready to send and receive voyage plans and add value to STM compatible ships.
Jaco Voorspuij, Maritime Expert at GS1: This conceptual model is so powerful that it shows a lot of promise in terms of it also being used as the reference model for past and future events in other modes of transport and even warehouse and terminal operations.
Michael Bergmann is the President of Comité International Radio-Maritime, CIRM, which is the principal international association for marine electronics companies, who bring individual companies together into a powerful collective body with an influential voice.
CIRM is one of the nine original international bodies accredited in 1961 as a non-governmental organisation in consultative status to the International Maritime Organization, IMO.
Sub-project Manager Cajsa Jersler Fransson, Swedish Maritime Administration:
"What I love about this is that I as a mariner am taking part in a new paradigm. I can see where it is taking us!"
The European Maritime Simulator Network (EMSN) will be used to validate the STM concepts and services. While running a technical test to control all connections and validate two of the scenarios, it was suddenly realized that STM were running the largest civil simulation test ever. With 29 manned bridges in 10 centres.