In this third improvement phase, which represents the final part of the STM Roadmap and Master Plan, the full potential of the STM target is envisioned. A well working eco-system of information providers, consumers and services based on this is established. The federated model of governing common resources such as SeaSwim, Port-CDM and various standards are well in Place.
The real savings in fuel and efficiency have been realised since the “just-in-time arrivals” now are supported in most of the transport contracts and enabled STM information services such as Port Call Synchronisation. Also wider implementations of dynamic separation has created savings in route distance.
The rating of the world ports is now done based on the Port Maturity Model, which create a transparency for shipping companies and cargo owners of where efficiency gains can be found, is now widely implemented and used. Ports are now not only competing by geographical location and port fees, but also on predictability, turn-around times, and information transparency.
Port-CDM has also connected the terminals and the hinterland transport to the shipping logistical information chain, seamlessly connecting the cargo owner with information about the voyage their goods is transported on.
STM has also proven to be useful, not only in the existing VTS and SRS areas, but in wider areas than initially targeted. Certified third parties are now offering services such as enhanced shore based assistance, route verification dynamic route optimisation etc.
Also, the major part of the reporting requirements for the ships is now replaced with seamless access to relevant information for port states, coastal states and port authorities.
The three improvement phases have contributed in different steps to fulfil the high ambitions set out in the STM definition phase of improvements in maritime safety, efficiency and environmental footprint. Furthermore, the maritime ecosystem have been complemented with a large number of new actors, creating new knowledge and services out of information that before STM was unavailable for sharing in a structured way.