Enablers affecting Service Providers

Service Providers
A service provider is an organisation that develops, maintains and provides services to consumers. Services could be both information services and operational services like optimization services. Also ship agents are considered part of this group.
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-182 – A standard definition of a complete Voyage object and Voyage Information exchange standard format
Develop a standard framework for the information elements in the voyage object (plan).
EN-183 – Standard Voyage Information Format
All the information related to a ships voyage e.g. route, cargo, next port of call etc needs to be standardized.
EN-048 – Create procedures for ship single reporting to parties
Create processes to maintain data up to date. Procedure to allow automatic, semi automatic or manual reporting (selected by the operator).

Route exchange acceptance as alternative to VHF-based ship reporting

EN-120 – Training in operation for new system and procedures
To be part of IMO STCW and detailed in IMO model course for deck officers at operational level.
EN-038 – Introduce SeaSWIM connectors
Introduce standards for implementing connectors to existing systems to allow services of STM to access and distribute voyage information to/from different systems
EN-042 – Enable digital signature and control procedures to assess and check the declaration
As a complement to the Identity management services described in EN-125, SeaSwim will support the possibility to digitally sign the receiving or publication of a certain set of information. This will enable the digitalisation of documents which today needs a physical signature, and also provide digitally signed acknowledgements of crucial data (warnings, nautical updates etc.)
EN-043 – Enable access to single reported Ship information for the other systems
This is implemented through a Voyage Information object information service, provided by the Voyage Information Service (operational).
EN-086 – Anomaly detection algorithm/function for route deviation
The technical development of reliable software services that can identify (and predict) when a pattern of a source for a ship, deviates from the published route (and risk assessment of these deviations).
EN-097 – Allow the possibility to service providers to get access to performance data for analytics services
To establish a data analytics community is an important mean for the analysis and proposal of improvements of the port calls. By allowing service providers to get access to data, via collaborator nomination processes, analysis made of shared data combined with official data (such as e.g. AIS-data) and actor specific data advise can be given informing improvements of future port call processes and actor performances.
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-201 – Subscription of relevant ship reporting data in shipping ERPs
The provision of an information service for subscription of data reported to by a specific voyage (time-stamps, Statement of facts, statistics).
EN-202 – Unique Voyage ID implemented in ship operators tools
Technical infrastructure for providing UVID (Unique Voyage ID ) to Ship-operators (UVID, ID-series, Actor identification ID, etc.). The UVID must also be implemented in Shipping ERP�s so that the UVID is used for all external communication about the Voyage.
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-186 – Route Exchange Service
The objective is to enhance the situational awareness by providing surrounding vessels routes and displaying them on onboard ECDIS or shore based equipment.

A common route exchange format for route sharing between ship and shore.

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.
EN-193 – Weather Routing Service
The objective is to provide weather information on route.
EN-194 – Voyage Information Service
The objective is to provide information regarding a particular voyage accordance to access rights.