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Carnival connects entire fleet to STM

STM connects and updates the maritime world in real time, with fast data exchange between ships, service providers and shipping companies STM connects and updates the maritime world in real time, with fast data exchange between ships, service providers and shipping companies

Carnival Corporation has added its entire fleet to the Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation project, increasing safety through common situational awareness.  

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Costa Crociere, part of Carnival Corporation previously integrated its Costa and Aida ships to exchange information with other actors, utilising STM supported standardised formats and interfaces. Following verification of operations with these ships, the rest of the Carnival fleet was added.  

Costa used STM support as part of its Fleet Operation Centre software Neptune.  This new functionality in Neptune allows Carnival to interact with other STM services, ports and shore centre operators, and to evaluate voyage optimisation suggestions received by shore centres through the maritime digital infrastructure. As part of the setup Carnival ships share their voyage plan automatically with Vessel Traffic Services along the route.

“Carnival’s advanced Fleet Operation Centre is a good example of how a proprietary ecosystem can be connected to interact with external services via STM. Costa´s contributions in bringing STM forward are most valuable to the project and to the maritime industry at large”, said STM testbed manager Björn Andreasson.

Costa Venezia jul 8

Above: the Costa Venezia.

“With our Fleet Operation Centres we have further increased safety on-board our ships and with STM we can use solution to share voyage plans with all other STM enabled services such as route optimization and Vessel Traffic Services to create a shared situational awareness,” stated Franco Caraffi, IT director Carnival Maritime, part of Information Technology Costa Group.

The STM Validation project goal was to provide STM functionality to 300 ships but with the entire Carnival fleet, the figure is now almost 400 ships. The other ships have been equipped by Wärtsilä Voyage, Furuno and Adveto, as an integrated part of their ECDIS.{/mprestriction}


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