The benefits for the shipping companies/ Agents/Ports are to reduce administrative burden for entry of manual information (which today is sent by email & fax between actors and manually entered into respective ERP-systems.
For system providers the standardised format means Less cost for integration, since all maritime ERP systems will be able to understand each other�s exports.
For all actors involved in a sea voyage it will mean (possibility for) Increased information transparency, since it will be easier to share information between systems, and thereby easier to disseminate it between operative actors in a sea voyage.
A standard voyage exchange format is established to be used in different services using parts of voyage exchange format in its realization. The voyage exchange format builds further on the route exchange format.
Making the systems STM compliant.
The issuer of voyage ID�s is the one that associate a certain ID to the voyage. The preferred way is to allow the actor that initiate a voyage to have his/her own number serie of voyage ID�s granted by the governance body (see EN-130).
Procedures and rules for EN-134 as well as regulating the use of voyage IDs (such as e.g. for how long voyage ID�s should be possible to access after the voyage has been conducted).