Indian port selects Transas VTMS

(ANDHRA PRADESH, India) — The Visakhapatnam Port, one of the leading major ports of India, selects Transas as its VTMS provider. According to the project schedule, the new system will be fully operational by the end of 2015.

The Visakhapatnam Port is located on the east coast of India between Chennai and Kolkata and has three main harbors. Being one of the most important hubs in South Asia, the Visakhapatnam Port is currently undergoing a modernization and expansion plan.

The VTMIS from Transas will be integrated with the port operation system (POS) and existing sensors including X-band radar, six CCTV cameras and an AIS base station. It will be also enhanced by two new VHF stations supplied by Transas. The main VTS operator workstation will be equipped with three monitors to display marine traffic and a video from CCTV cameras. The second operator display unit will be installed at the ERP unit.

The Visakhapatnam Port has a handling capacity of 85 million tonnes, but its expansion project is underway. It expects to achieve 125 million tonnes in at least three years. The increase of the vessel traffic flow will be evident and a new VTMIS is the solution of choice to prevent vessel/berth conflicts and ensure smooth navigation. 

After numerous awards received by the Visakhapatnam Port for its effective safety and environment management, the adoption of the latest VTS technology from Transas will ensure safer navigation and full compliance with the related international standards.

By Professional Mariner Staff