Port of Le Havre Further Develops Software Package S-WiNGPosted by Michelle Howard
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”.
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.
With S-WiNG-3D, HAROPA resolutely establishes itself as the connected port of the future.