“Tallin VTS wanted to join Sea Traffic Management (STM) as soon as possible. The prerequisite for vessel ensuring traffic safety and providing vessel traffic services is to know vessels’ intentions and their exact sailing plans and this is what the STM route and data exchange services do.“ – Are Piel, Head of VTS department, Estonian Maritime Administration
"There is tension of being in the middle between two worlds, the ship and the port. But I actually like tension - great ideas and compromises come from it."
Carnival is the largest cruise company in the world. Safety is the highest priority for Carnival. In three Fleet Operation Centres (FOC) all ships are supported 24/7. Through satellite connections the ships send updates every few seconds, so the information is near real-time. A cloud-based platform, Neptune, has been created for the FOC and the ships. When you see how it operates, it is rather a whole ecosystem than a platform.
Thirty people from major European ports, terminal operators, shipping companies and system providers gather in Hamburg to discuss how Sea Traffic Management (STM) information should be used to make the maritime logistics chain more efficient.