2019 Dec – Sjöfartstidningen – For shipping, the future is Sea Traffic Management
STM – Around the mid-2000s, the IMO launched the concept of e-Navigation, giving it a definition that has been interpreted and altered repeatedly since then. The e-Navigation concept docked at the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) in 2009, and we were expected to draw up a more concrete example of how it could function onboard and, perhaps onshore, and what its value could be for the SMA and the shipping industry. In turn, this gave rise to the idea of sharing information about a vessel’s route, referred to as Route Exchange. This was a completely new approach that had never previously been seriously tested.