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Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services joins CIRM

Published on 16.12.2022

Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services has joined to CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) as associate member.

CIRM is the principal international association for companies engaged in maritime electronics with current membership of over 100 companies from 30 nations worldwide. CIRM fosters relations between organizations concerned with electronic systems and information technology and as a non government organization, has observer status at the United Nations'​ International Maritime Organization.

Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services joins CIRM in order to contribute to regulatory and compliance issues via working groups and have networking opportunities.

“Thanks to the digitalisation of maritime transport and maritime logistics, the digital exchange of information between shore operators and ships at sea will increase and become more varied in the next couple of years. Emission reduction and efficiency requirements challenge us to improve the sector we work in not only through regulation but also by means of genuine user-based development and collaboration. CIRM provides us with an important avenue that we can use to have an impact on matters and participate in the exchange of information in order to ensure that the safety and smooth flow of maritime traffic as well as the information and situational awareness services related to them are emphasised and developed in close international collaboration with the different actors in the sector,” says Olli Soininen, Programme Manager at Fintraffic VTS.

CIRM is a non-profit international maritime trade association and exists to promote the application of electronic technology to the safety-of-life at sea and efficient conduct of vessels, facilitating productive relationships between all stakeholders concerned with electronic aids to marine navigation, communications and information systems. CIRM is a Sector Member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R and ITU-T), and is a Liaison Member both of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). CIRM also enjoys mutual observer status with all the other relevant international and regional organizations, including the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and the US Radiotechnical Commission for Maritime (RTCM).