JNPT unveils navigation technology upgrade

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), has announced has upgraded its navigation and vessel maneuvering technology to improve safety and efficiency in its operations.

In a statement, JNPT described the upgrade as “a major push” and said it had “a vision of augmenting the ports training abilities” with the goal of achieving “superior training outcomes for the pilots”.

Credit: JNPT

The upgrade includes a new enhancement ship maneuvering simulator that JNPT said will “ensure availability of latest modules and features” as it looks to augment its training capabilities.

The simulator infrastructure includes a Human Machine Interface (HMI) and consoles that will allow training for various emergency scenarios. It will also help pilots to perform berthing operations in “a more ship-like environment”, according to JNPT.

The new technology and measures, JNPT said, will help the Port catch up with other major ports around the world and make it a leader in advanced augmented technology.

JNPT is one of the largest ports in India but was recently overtaken by the Port of Mundra as the country’s busiest during the first quarter of 2020. It has been one of the world’s largest points of congestion during the COVID-19 pandemic and has seen its traffic volume fall as a result.

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