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The opportunities arising from the digitization of transport

Monastier - Currently, in an experimental way, the STM project for the tracking of routes involves 237 Italian ships to which 300 foreign vessels should be added.

Monastier - A system that will provide the opportunity to handle international maritime traffic from the shore in the near future should come from the conclusions of the European project Sea Traffic Management (STM), which, backed by the Swedish maritime administration, sees the participation of some 20 countries among which Italy present with the MIT (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport), some Port Authorities (Leghorn Northern Tyrrhenian Sea and Venice Northern Adriatic Sea), Costa Crociere, University of Genoa (DIME), companies in the national maritime cluster such as the RINA Group, the Ligurian company IB of Rapallo and Consortium 906. The philosophy of the project is basically to simplify and promote an ever-closer sharing of data, while simultaneously improving the relationship between public administration and private logistics companies. Currently, in an experimental way, the STM project for the tracking of routes involves 237 Italian ships to which 300 foreign vessels should be added.

Further benefits deriving from STM are also foreseen for ship efficiency and better standards related to marine environmental impact. In the framework of the STM Midterm Conference held on 12th and 13th December at the Park Hotel Villa Fiorita in Monastier (Treviso), the Italian project coordinator on behalf of the MIT, Mario Dogliani, inaugurated the prototype of the first shore centre which, for the sake of demonstration, will have to collect all the data relating to the maritime safety of the navigation. Lastly, the growing interest in the development of the European project by the Italian entrepreneurial associationism was confirmed. During the Midterm Conference, Antonio Errigo was confirmed in his role as external advisor to the STM by CONFALIS (Italian Confederation of Transport and Logistics). The member of the Executive Board reiterated his support for the project and to the wider initiative of digitalisation of intermodal transport. Finally, it should be noted that CONFALIS (whose president is the shipowner Guido Grimaldi) in a development perspective along the European strategic guidelines of digitalisation, decarbonisation and skill building makes use of the collaboration of the CS Mare Foundation chaired by Evelin Zubin.

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