As the vessel begins its journey from Oslo, it sends its passage plan to Singapore VTS and subscribes to maritime services.

When sailing into the North Sea, Digital Trader receives ice navigation information that there is no ice forecasted along the route.

When passing through the Red Sea, the vessel receives notice of high waves and strong winds in the Indian Ocean, adjusting course and speed to avoid the bad weather and automatically updates the revised passage plan to Singapore VTS.

The vessel still loses cargo. When this happens, the vessel can notify the closest authority and shipping agent.


For example, a fishing boat in distress can be helped by the vessel, as Digital trader is alerted by the appropriate GMDSS authority to assess and join the search and rescue operation.

Following, the rescued seafarers receive the necessary medical aid before being transferred to the nearest place of refuge. In the meantime, the vessel sends the report to the GMDSS authority and continues its voyage to Singapore.

When the vessel is 48 hours away from Singapore, the port systems trigger a pre-arrival notification, including information for various agencies and authorities, which the ship checks and acknowledges, and then sends it to Singapore VTS via the Singapore Maritime Single Window. In light of arriving to the port, the vessel changes its nautical chart and nautical publications.

When arriving at the port, the vessel receives information concerning berthing, pilot and tug service time and also adjusts its speed to optimize fuel consumption.

Also, the minute the vessel enters the Singapore Strait, it automatically sends a confirmation of arrival, while the captain receives hydrographic and environmental information on the ship’s ECDIS.