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About Sea Traffic Management

Sea Traffic Management STM efficient information exchange

About Sea Traffic Management

STM – The next step for a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector

Sea Traffic Management connects and updates the maritime world in real time, with efficient information exchange.Through data exchange among selected parties such as ships, service providers and shipping companies, STM is creating a new paradigm for maritime information sharing offering tomorrow´s digital infrastructure for shipping.


STM-services allow personel on-board and on shore to make decisions based on real-time information. These services enable more just-in-time arrivals, right steaming, reduced administrative burden and decreased risk related to human factors. Example of services are

  • Route optimisation services
  • Ship to ship route exchange
  • Enhanced Monitoring
  • Port Call Synchronisation
  • Winter Navigation


STM´s aim is to create a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector.
The goals for full deployment of STM by year 2030 in relation to year 2015 are the following.

  • Safety: 50% reduction of accidents.
  • Efficiency: 10% reduction in voyage costs and 30% reduction in waiting time for berthing
  • Environment: 7% lower fuel consumption and 7% lower green house gas emissions.


STM reduces risks and makes the maritime transport chain more efficient. The beneficiaries are various shipping actors such as cargo owners, port actors, bridge officers, service providors, ship owners and authorities. Read more about the advantages for different stakeholders.


The concept of Sea Traffic Management has been developed during EU-financed research and innovation projects with a number of European partners within academia, governmental bodies and the industry. Read more about the STM Validation Project and other projects.


The concept, which is somewhat inspired by the European programme for Air Traffic Management has a Master Plan for how STM will be implemented up till the year 2030.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Others have still had more questions after reading about STM and all aspects. We share their questions and our answers, which might be helpful for you too, at FAQ.

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