Industry Sectors - VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Feature: Everything You Need to Know About ECDIS Regulations

 13 Apr 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Martek Marine explains why ship owners must equip all vessels with compliant Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Rolls-Royce Takes Automation to Norwegian Ferries

 12 Apr 2017     Automation and Optimisation, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Rolls-Royce has taken its vessel automation development another step further after signing a deal with Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven

Watch: Start-Up Aims to Revolutionize Remote Connectivity

 12 Apr 2017     Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

The first Dutch commercial satellite operator, an Amsterdam based start-up, has developed new technology enabling organisations worldwide to 'simply monitor everything'

Brazil Helps Konecranes Reach Goal

 06 Apr 2017     Container Handling, Terminal Focus, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Konecranes distributor Equiport has sold three reach stackers to Brazilian logistics company Brado

Fast Deployment VTMS Launched

 30 Mar 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

A new vessel traffic management system (VTMS) has been developed for 'straight out the box' use by UK port and harbour authorities costing just £30,000.


Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Only 36% of ports and terminals claim to have seen increased pressure from shipping lines in terms of the importance placed on automation and digitisation. However, the survey results certainly suggest...

Demand-Driven Port Development

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure...

How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Vessel sizes have increased exponentially due in part to the new Panama Canal. But even before it opened, the pressure was there for larger ships. In the 70s, we saw larger tankers, VLCCs and ULCCs appeared...

Virtual Reality: The Next Evolution in Operator Training

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue     Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

A VR training system brings four primary advantages; cost effectiveness, field of view, parallax, and depth perception. Traditional simulators use projectors or flat panel displays to provide a view into...

Wärtsilä Advances Automated Vessel Manoeuvring

 14 Mar 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Security, Surveillance and Detection, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

An important step towards more automated procedures has been taken by technology group Wärtsilä after announcing its latest innovation SmartPredict, which aims to provide safer and more efficient vessel operations by reducing the risks associated with manoeuvring.