The International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC, has approved a new work item SECOM – Secure Exchange and COMmunication of S-100 based products. What does it mean in practice? SECOM will mean interoperability, since the goal is to standardize how data is exchanged. SECOM aims to support all S-100 products that define what data is exchanged, making it a cornerstone for exchange of maritime information.
"M/T Astoria" saves bunker and reduce emissions. The bridge team saves time and gains accuracy. Astoria achieves these benefits by using STM to share her voyage plans with the Winter Navigation Service. She receives an ice route and integrates the ice route into an updated voyage plan. Using STM simplifies working life onboard and reduces shipping company costs..
"Sea Traffic Management has the potential to make Just-In-Time operations in shipping in a worldwide perspective possible, which is a key factor in achieving the IMO goals on greenhouse gas reductions. The economic benefits by saving the bunkers will be shared by means of using the new STM clause in the BIMCO standard contracts."
The MCC governs the standards relating to the Maritime Connectivity Platform, a key component in the infrastructure used by STM. The consortium agreement was signed February 8, 2019.