Turning new functions based on route exchange between ship and shore into VTS know-how is assisted by new guidelines for "best practice". We call them STM VTS Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) which complement the existing VTS SOP in situations where the new STM-based information can be used.
The European Union and all its member countries submitted a paper on digital exchange of vessel route plans that can lead to increased safety, reduced administrative burden and more efficient operations, combined with reduced environmental impact. It is an important building block in IMOs Maritime Services to achieve massive fuel and emissions savings through just-in-time arrivals.
How have the ports in Gävle and Rauma improved the information flow and how has this affected the overall efficiency? Would you like to have better information when planning a meeting with a large ship in narrow waters? Learn from the results of the EfficientFlow project!