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 largest European transport research event has been Corona-cancelled . So you won't have the opportunity to meet the STM projects at the expo or during the sessions. However, you might want to get a deeper feel for STM and its progress by reading some of the accepted papers for the conference.
EfficientFlow will be at the Turku Exhibition Centre on 22-23.01.2020. Visit us in the exhibitors Hall A booth 77.
Adveto, SeaIQ, Wärtsilä Voyage and Unikie have been awarded contracts for different solutions in the EfficientFlow project. Adveto for ferries and other ships, SeaIQ and Wärtsilä Voyage for solution for pilots, and Unikie for a solution for the ports of Gävle and Rauma.
...and what a year it has been!
BIMCO adopted a STM-clause for standard contracts, nine industry actors launched a new common governance initiative, the first shore centre outside a project joined the STM community and we received positive response from many of the around 200 active test ships and most of the 500 bridge officers who manned the simulator bridges during the STM test scenarios. On top of this we have arranged a successful STM Validation Project Final conference at IMO, London with 350 participants and two new STM implementation projects are up and running; EfficientFlow and Real Time Ferries.
A new Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow covers many aspects of Sea Traffic Management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for the many large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland. The project will run 2018-2020 with a budget of EUR 4.5 million.