European Ports Planning New STM Project
Thirty people from major European ports, terminal operators, shipping companies and system providers gather in Hamburg to discuss how Sea Traffic Management (STM) information should be used to make the maritime logistics chain more efficient.
The new digital cooperation between Rotterdam and Hamburg is one stepping stone for the launch a new STM project piloting ship-to-port and port-to-port information Exchange. The results of the STM Validation project is another. In the proposed project experiences from earlier STM work in ports will be merged with experiences from other port initiatives, to make sure that all ports and ships will have interoperable data exchange.
“The exchange of standardised information between terminals, shipping companies, authorities and other parties involved in the process for the common good is exactly how we work at HVCC,” explained Gerald Hirt, Managing Director of HVCC. He points out that collaborative decision-making, i.e. the joint decision-making process and data usage, has stood the test of time, and that this approach offers far-reaching advantages for the whole industry. See also HHLA news.
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