Industry Sectors - VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Simulators Train Pilots for Largest Landlocked Port

 25 Jul 2017

Members of the Houston Pilots recently participated in two custom-built simulation courses vital to their Pilotage duties in the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, the largest landlocked port in America

  Health and Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Investigation into Madagascar Tug Deaths Inconclusive

 19 Jul 2017

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its findings relating to the accident that killed two crew members on a tug assisting the container ship CMA CGM Simba at the port of Tulear, Madagascar, on September 20, 2016

  Health and Safety, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Indonesian Ports Upgrade Radar Systems

 10 Jul 2017

The ports of Surabaya and Bitung in Indonesia have selected new radar technology from manufacturer Kelvin Hughes to ensure the safe entry and exit, management and monitoring of vessels

  Health and Safety, Port Focus, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Norway Claims World First in Maritime Broadband Comms

 30 Jun 2017

Norway is the first nation in the world to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and aircrafts in public service, enabling a faster exchange of information that can be crucial in limiting damage when accidents occur

  Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Four Korean Ports to Evolve Cold Ironing

 28 Jun 2017

In a move to tackle endemic air pollution in South Korea, four major ports have committed themselves to the implementation of shore-side power supply systems for ships at berth

  Global Issues, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing



Japanese Giants to Develop AI VMS

 26 Jun 2017

MOL President Junichiro Ikeda has announced an agreement with MES to jointly develop next-generation vessel monitoring and support systems for new practical applications

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


EU-Funded Project Tests Sea Traffic Management

 21 Jun 2017

An EU-funded traffic management system has been tested at shore centres to speed sharing of route data between ship navigational systems and shore centres.

  Port Focus, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Expert Blames Autopilot in Containership-USS Fitzgerald Crash Investigation

 20 Jun 2017

A defence expert from IHS Jane has reportedly said that the Japanese ship which hit the USS Fitzgerald and killed seven US sailors could have been on autopilot

  Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Ericsson’s Maritime ICT Cloud Explained

 15 Jun 2017

Ericsson has shared further insight into the port and terminal industry through an interview at this year's Container Terminal Automation Conference

  Carriers, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Saab Upgrades US and Canadian Great Lakes Systems

 15 Jun 2017

The Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard have opened the 2017 shipping season using their upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System based on the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot

  Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing