Maximizing Port Safety: Mission Critical Communications



Tim Clark, Director of Systems Sales, Motorola Solutions, EMEA


Author’s note: Emerging trends in the global maritime transport industry are creating new risks for ports; this paper explains how mission-critical communication is helping to mitigate these risks, increase competitiveness and ensure safe, efficient and secure port operations.

The trend towards increasing the scale of operations is affecting ports worldwide, with mega-ships’ capacities exceeding 14,000 TEUs driving the requirement for port expansions covering vast areas, with massive infrastructure and machinery. With workers often dispersed over large distances in potentially hazardous environments, and mega-ships, which are calling at ports less frequently with larger volumes, generating surges and extreme peak pressure on port operations, gate congestion is becoming a key challenge…

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