International Transport Forum
OECD

2012 Annual Summit / Seamless Transport:Making Connections

 

 

German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development

This year the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) is placing at its stand the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies Germany and the classification society Germanischer Lloyd.

The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies Germany (CCME) – founded in 2003 – is the head organisation to manage major maritime emergencies. It is a joint institution of the German Federal Government and the Federal Costal States. CCME was established to set up and carry out a mutual maritime emergency management within the North- and Baltic Seas, including the Exclusive Economy Zone (EEZ).

The well-known classification society, Germanischer Lloyd, and the highly specialized company, TraffGo HT, teamed up ten years ago. Their goal was to improve passenger ship safety and to deliver new tools, helping ship designers and owners to reach higher standards. In their actual projects, muster and embarkation processes are simulated and analyzed with their self-developed software, AENEAS. Through small but effective changes existing concepts for passenger ship new buildings have been significantly improved.