Enablers affecting Authorities and Governments

Authorities and Governments
Authorities and Governments includes National Competent Authorities such as Administrations, including coastal state responsibilities, and agencies in the maritime field. Also Coast Guard, Military and customs are included in this group.
EN-044 – Harmonised with Single Window, SafeSeaNet by using voyage information and geo-location
Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and the Council Decision of 20 October 2010 on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States and repealing Directive 2002/6/EC: It should be noted that this Directive aims to simplify and harmonise the administrative procedures applied to maritime transport by establishing a standard electronic transmission of information and by rationalising reporting formalities for ships arriving in and ships departing from European Union (EU) ports. EU countries shall accept electronic reports via a single window as soon as possible and, at the latest, by 1 June 2015. The single window will be the place where all information is reported once and made available to various competent authorities and the EU countries. EU countries must ensure that information received in accordance with reporting formalities is made available in their national SafeSeaNet systems and make available parts of such information to other EU countries via the SafeSeaNet system.
EN-046 – Automated reporting ammended to SOLAS and IMO Convention
IMO Convention provisions tailored to accommodate the new concepts, namely SOLAS Reg V/28+ IMO FAL convention.
EN-051 – Improved contracts including clauses that establish terms for implementing right steaming.
Port call synchronization and green / right steaming requires a change in existing contract templates (charter parties) providing incentives for just-in-time approaches and establishing / communicating / committing to port of readiness.
EN-091 – Define competent service provider providing the assistance
The nature role and function of this service provider, private or competent authority need to be identified. The decision on the way the operation and function of this competent authority is conceived will have impact on the issues of liability connected to the service.
EN-094 – Develop of business models for navigational assistance
Private service providers with high navigational competence in certain areas, like pilot organisations, are the most logical new actors that can offer different kinds of shorebased assistance. It can be mandatory assistance issued by NCA or additional navigational assistance services provided on commercial basis.
EN-113 – Authorisation of service providers
The national competent authority, NCA, issues authorization to service provider following the standardised procedures and values.
EN-115 – Area information available in standard format
Nautical information of an area should be available in a standard format. Today, it is in paper form or not standard format.
EN-118 – Define areas for traffic synchronisation
Areas where traffic synchronisation can reduce traffic congestion and incidents needs to be defined and established.
EN-119 – Description of actors responsibilities
Definition of roles, consider VTS TOS
EN-123 – Independent (country, benefit, flag etc.) organisation to do traffic synchronisation
t is necessary that traffic synchronisation is done by an independent organisation, e.g. a coastal state, administration or other non-beneficial organisation, in order not to give benefits to particular ships or shipping companies.
EN-143 – Regulations of historic routes usage
For providing historical data, regulations for third party usage must be established, e.g. commercial sensitive data.
EN-188 – Incentives for participating in route cross-check
To share routes or route segments is a cornerstone in enhancing several services described in STM. To increase incentives for route exchange it is important that ships/shipping companies receives benefits from sharing their route. Examples of incentives could be reduced need for manual reporting, or coastal/port states discount on fairway, pilotage or port fees. Also insurance companies, getting benefits from increases safety, may offer incentives for ships.that take part in route exchange and associated services like enhanced monitoring and route cross-checking.
EN-026 – Define guidelines and criteria for Route Exchange
Guideline, procedures and criterias needs to be developed with regards to number of waypoints to be exchanged, etc. The procedures and criterias needs to tested and validated in testbeds and simulator trials.
EN-078 – Procedures for acknowledgement of information between ship and area manager.
New technical function needed, standard needed
EN-079 – Establish procedures for production and distribution of dynamic area information
Operating procedures for shore based personnel.
EN-083 – Standard Operating Procedures for route monitoring
Add procedure in IALA VTS operating procedures
EN-089 – Route Exchange : New procedures for VTS and other monitoring bodies and for officers onboard the vessels
Modernise todays procedures
EN-122 – Standard operating procedures for flow optimisation
Procedures for onboard, shore and ship shore interaction. Use and update IALA VTS TOS procedures
EN-137 – Procedure for capacity management
Analysis of new possibilities for statistics with more information
EN-174 – SOP for route cross-check by route exchange
Route cross-check is a new service made possible by route exchange and new procedures for ship and shore interaction is needed.
EN-081 – New monitoring procedures utilizing route exchange
Training in procedures for monitoring actual against planned route and establish roles and responsibilities concerning route proposals to ship.
EN-121 – New tools for operators providing shorebased traffic synchronisation.
New roles or organisations providing shore based assistance (e.g. VTS) or monitoring services.
EN-178 – Training in operation of new functionalities and route cross-check procedures
Route cross-check is a new service made possible by route exchange and training in new procedures for both ship and shore is needed.
EN-157 – Storage and availability of historical route plans
Technical infrastructure supporting the Route Catalogue service, enabling the storage of earlier published route plans.
EN-160 – Technical integration with existing actor registers in shipping
The possibility to connect the Identity registry to existing catalogue services providing actor registries (such as managed by IMPA, FONASBA, IHMA etc.).
EN-170 – Automated Single Window
The term Automated Single Windows refer to when the national reporting infrastructures (today referred as Single Window, NSW), have the capability to subscribe for the required information directly from SeaSwim. A route published by a ship, with a destination in any port state, would (if the option of Auto-nominate is set, give automatic notification to the NSW of the destination port state, enabling them to retrieve the information needed.
EN-195 – Digitised nautical information available
The nautical information, today broadcasted, in non-machine readable format, will be digitised in standardised formats, so that the information can be automatically imported in any bridge system supporting these standards.

Status: IHO ongoing work

EN-196 – Geo-located information service
Standards and technology for store/publish/share information valid for a specific area or place. There should be a possibility to match any route or location, and use as an index or key for obtaining data in the service providing the geo-located information.
EN-200 – Shoreside equipment upgrade to be Route Exchange Format compatible
To reach full benefits from the STM concept both ships and shore centres need to have systems that are STM and Route exchange compatible
EN-179 – Area Management service
The objective is to establish a single page for updated:
– Legal and environmental requirements,
– Nautical information, which is today contained in Pilot books,
– Environmental information e.g weather, ice, currents, tidal water, and
– Safety warning.
EN-192 – Flow Optimisation Service
The objective is to perform enhanced traffic optimisation in restricted geographical areas with high traffic density in order to increase safety of navigation and the efficiency of ship traffic.