2018 Sep – Sea News – Maritime Future Summit: Evolution, not revolution
How to become a true pioneer by taking the right steps at the right time was the subject of a presentation by Ulf Siwe, Manager at the Swedish Maritime Administration. The government-supported Mona Lisa project developed the Sea Traffic Management (STM) methodology as a common, automated communication standard for ships and ports. Its benefits include a reduced administrative burden on crews, in particular with regard to reporting; reduced fuel consumption thanks to optimised routes and coordinated port calls; and increased safety through the avoidance of collisions and groundings. Lower noxious emissions would be an additional benefit. STM has already been implemented on 300 chips.