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Port of Le Havre Further Develops Software Package S-WiNG

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.
Posted by Michelle Howard

July 8, 2016

  • S-WiNG  (Photo: HAROPA)
  • View of the terminals and back-up areas of Port 2000, on June 5th, 2016; in the background, the tanks of the CIM and the historic port. (Photo: HAROPA)
  • S-WiNG  (Photo: HAROPA) S-WiNG (Photo: HAROPA)
  • View of the terminals and back-up areas of Port 2000, on June 5th, 2016; in the background, the tanks of the CIM and the historic port. (Photo: HAROPA) View of the terminals and back-up areas of Port 2000, on June 5th, 2016; in the background, the tanks of the CIM and the historic port. (Photo: HAROPA)
Port of Le Havre displays itself in three dimensions through the development of its software package S-WiNG. The occasion for the professionals and the general public to virtually plunge into the environment of the Normandy port, to go into the heart of its daily activities and draw a wealth of information from them.

On the port of Le Havre, vessel movements are now freely accessible and can be visualized by everyone, in 3D and in real time from a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. Every vessel present in the harbour waters is represented according to its category (container ships, oil tankers, bulk carriers, roll-on/roll-of ships, dredgers, tugs, barges, liners, ferries, etc.) with its draught, according to the real water level, the swell and the weather. Ergonomic, user-friendly and interactive, the S-WiNG - 3D application allows the user to look by a single click at the information linked to each vessel present in the tidal basins of the port zone, notably in the outer port, and at Port 2000, sailing in the basins or at berth (vessel length, width, capacity, origin, destination, etc.).

Some functions such as position of the cranes that operate the vessels are also searchable but reserved for the relevant professionals. All the information is available in real time but also in replay, thus allowing to go back in time and to view past calls a posteriori (back to two weeks).

For the 1st time in a European port
“This e-navigation constitutes a first in a European port, states Jérôme Besancenot, head of the Information System Development department at HAROPA - Port of Le Havre; we intend to continue and further expand such an innovative approach as part of the Smart Port.” This system is indeed only a starting point: “the tool is intended to include more and more realism, to change and to be continuously developed; it will quickly provide more extensive information both about the selected port zones and the targeted activities”.
Jean-Marc Leroux, managing director of the Aerys start-up which made the developments, explains that “this was made possible through an innovative 3D technology based on our Minko engine, and using real time data provided by the S-WiNG port single window developed by HAROPA - Port of Le Havre.”

The tool enables all professionals of the port community to follow the activity in real time, and teachers and school children to understand the port life in a recreational way. It also offers tourists and other ship lovers the possibility to discover the port from a new perspective.
For the record, the software package S-WiNG developed by the teams of HAROPA - Port of Le Havre, is a port authority single window used by the whole community(*) for collection of declarations, the management, planning, organisation and operational monitoring of the sea and river calls. In the heart of the port information systems, it coordinates all the operations and events relating to a call. Bringing an effective and secure answer to the growth in volume and flows, S-WING today constitutes the key-element of the digital port. Marketed by the port of Le Havre, the software has already been installed in other French and foreign ports including Nantes and Abidjan.

With S-WiNG-3D, HAROPA resolutely establishes itself as the connected port of the future.
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