Technical Papers - VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Stereo Camera Systems for Vessel Berthing

  PTI Edition 74 - AI & Automation

This paper proposes a vision-based monitoring system designed and integrated to support vessel berthing work and to reduce maritime accidents from human errors

  VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Evolving an Offering: Analysing Industry Results

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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 that shipping lines do value new technologies: half of the vessel stakeholders surveyed feel ports and terminals are immature in adopting Smart technologies.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Terminal Logistics, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


How Simulation Improves Port Operations

  PTI Edition 73 - The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

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 at our sea buoys.

  Automation and Optimisation, Port & Maritime Training, Simulation Training, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


VTS in The Age of Digital Information

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

Transas is a developer and supplier of a wide range of IT solutions for the marine industry. Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) are intended to provide enhanced safety of navigation and increase the efficiency of port operations. Modern VTS possess highly accurate and reliable information about all operations within the port and approaches to the port.

  Port Focus, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Ship-to-Ship Automated Mooring: A Cavotec First

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

Global engineering group Cavotec recently completed a series of at sea demonstrations (ASDs) of the innovative US Navy Advanced Mooring System (AMS) for novel ship-to-ship mooring applications. Following successful Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at Cavotec USA in North Carolina, and System Integration Testing (SIT) at project partner Oceaneering’s facility in Maryland, the ASDs were conducted at US Naval Base Coronado in California

  Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


The Reality of Automation: Automating Reality Today

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

Shipping, it goes without saying, is a critical industry within the rapidly evolving global economy and one that will be impacted hugely by the evolution of technology. Whilst the shipping industry is a notoriously conservative one, it is not immune to the advances of technology and we cannot avoid embracing it. If current industry players don’t, others will, and we could risk losing our relevance and be replaced. At the same time, shipping itself is already evolving in other ways

  Automation and Optimisation, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)



Q&A with Transas

  PTI Edition 70 - Embracing Automation

In September 2015, Frank Coles joined the maritime technology company Transas as its new CEO. Frank Coles started his career almost 40 years ago when he first went to sea as a merchant navy deck officer. After 12 years of sailing throughout the world, he left the sea and gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs and practiced maritine law for 5 years. In more recent years, his roles at Globe Wireless and Inmarsat have seen him at the forefront of the technology revolution in maritime

  Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Easing Congestion: Methods for Handling Traffic

  PTI Edition 69 - The Mega-Ship Issue

Robert Kessler of Oceaneering International outlines how to berth mega-ships in an era when congestion is rife

  Mega Ship Ready, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


The Indispensible Tool for Pilots and Ports

  PTI Edition 67 - The Mega-Ports Edition

GyroPilot™ is the latest product in the Navicom Dynamics inventory, designed to provide a compact, lightweight, wireless source of comprehensive navigation data to a pilot’s electronic charting system

  Mega Ship Ready, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)



Navigation simulation for megaship handling

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

Simulation has become increasingly important in an era of mega-ships and massive port development projects, here the MSRC of explains their vital importance

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Training seafarers: nautical studies for the development of LNG terminals

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

New vessel classes force a review of terminals. Therefore all parties have to come to an agreement on updated operational procedures, which might include defining training programs for masters, officers and pilots prior to the access of new vessels.

  Dangerous and Hazardous Materials, Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Exclusive Q&A Peter Selwyn, CEO, Navicom Dynamics

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

Exclusive interview with Peter Selwyn of Navicom Dynamics in which he covers sound port operations and Navicom's offerings

  Environment, Health & Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)


Better docking for both pilots and terminals

  PTI Edition 66 - The Collector’s Edition II

A paper which highlights the safe and efficient mooring and berthing of vessels from Navicom Dynamics, highlighting contemporary issues and the Portable Pilot Unit

  Mega Ship Ready, Mooring & Berthing, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)