A secure information exchange, which protects the ownership of information end ensures that only authorized persons and systems receive the provided information, is crucial for the acceptance by service providers and service users and thus the success of STM. The Maritime Service Infrastructure that is developed within the STM Validation project is supposed to enable service discovery as well as secure information exchange based on the principles of the SeaSWIM (System-Wide Information Management) concept. By creating a standard interface to the Maritime Service Infrastructure, the so-called SeaSWIM connector, the actual complexity of the infrastructure is hidden, ensuring simple access and use for both service providers and service user.
Now linesmen and other port actors will be able to send information instantly to PortCDM directly from their mobile phones or tablets. The APP, designed and developed by Valenciaport Foundation, has been released to assist mooring companies in PortCDM. It will soon be modified and adapted to include other port operators such as tugs, pilots, security, agents and even icebreaking services.
Three leading ECDIS-suppliers, Transas, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics and Adveto, will provide the first Sea Traffic Management-compatible on-board systems. Supplied services during the test include route optimisation, monitoring, port call synchronisation, ship to ship route exchange and many more. Fuel can be saved, port call efficiency increased and accident risk reduced.
“In Transas we strive to create and enable the connection of the dots in ship operations. Sea Traffic Management is in line with our vision as we want to show the industry how they can use technology to become more efficient” comments Frank Coles, Transas CEO