Port activity app is a digital solution to share information that will be implemented in port of Gävle during 2020. Gävle Hamn AB, the port authority, is at full speed to implement a test version with a small group of key partners.
Sixtyfour users are currently sharing and getting real-time time tables for port calls. Users are representing the many aspects of the port call: terminals, tugs, pilots, agents, port authority, mooring personnel, captains and even the local shipbuilding company.
Saab TransponderTech will update the current Estonian VTS-installation with STM, making it able to exchange digital information with ships and providing VTS operators with new decision support tools.
By exchanging the planned route and schedule, officers and pilots on-board ships, can get accurate calculations of meeting points with and over-takings of and by other ships well in advance. Speed adjustments and in some cases route adjustments help make these meetings safer. At the same time, the ships can sail at a more even speed, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions
The STM BALT SAFE project further improves tanker safety in the Baltic Sea by enabling route exchange on more tankers and providing digital VTS-services to them.
Wärtsilä Voyage won a contract to update the ECDIS on-board 50 tankers. “We believe that standardised information sharing is an important key to improve safety and efficiency in the shipping industry. STM makes sharing secure, interoperable and customer controlled.” – Torsten Büssow, Director, Wärtsilä Voyage.