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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Transas Vts News

Transas Installs VTS Systems in Morocco Ports

In May 2002, Transas installed its Navi-Harbour 3000 VTS systems in two Moroccan ports, Jorf Lasfar and Mohammedia. Transas has won these orders following the success of Soremar, its local distributor in Morocco and North Africa, in the international tender. The VTS system configurations ordered for the both ports are identical and comprise in each case a radar sensor with a Transas ORS-3 radar processor, Transas VTS Server used as Master operator station and one full-functional Operator Display Unit Workstation. The systems supplied provide target tracking within the area extending from 20 nautical miles outside the port to ship berthings on the port basin.

Transas VTS System Launched in Taiwan

The long construction works of the port of Ho-Ping (Taiwan) development have been concluded with the successful launch of Transas VTS system there. The project has been implemented by Transas Marine Pacific in cooperation with their Taiwanese agent, Seven Seas Electronic.The new VTS system in Ho-Ping gives significant advantages to the industrial port as it makes it compliant with the VTS IMO/IALA regulations, improves port management system and essentially increases navigational safety in the area. Ho-Ping VTS incorporates two Bridge Master E radars (X- and S-band) in hot-stand configuration with full remote control/diagnostics and radar data processing provided by dedicated Transas VTS ORS-3 radar processor…

Transas VTS Prevents Damage in Iceland

A new installation of Transas VTS system took place in the middle of August at Heimaey, the main populated island in Vestmanneyjar archipelago southwest of the Icelandic mainland. The history of this project goes back several years, when the Icelandic Telecommunication Company were interested in acquiring a system intended to supervise/protect national submarine communications. A huge submarine cable integrated with the transatlantic submarine communication line between Europe and Northern America connects Iceland with the rest of the Globe. This cable has been damaged several times because of incorrect fishing and anchoring operations, consequently causing very expensive repair works often running into millions of US dollars.

ABP Awards Transas VTS Contract

Transas Marine (UK) Ltd. has recently gained a contract to supply a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system for Associated British Port’s (ABP) South Wales Ports - Cardiff, Barry, Newport, Swansea and Port Talbot. The contract was awarded by ABP South Wales after extensive market assessment and a comprehensive tendering procedure. The Transas VTS system meets ABP’s primary requirements and responsibilities as the Statutory Harbour Authority for its ports, which are the management of shipping, the safety of navigation for all harbour users and the protection of the marine environment. The new system will support ABP by providing the duty Marine Officer with navigational information such as vessel position, vessel movements, timings and speed.

Success For Transas VTS In Taiwan

Transas Marine Pacific in cooperation with its Taiwanese agent, Seven Seas Electronic, has won an order for another Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system in Taiwan. This order follows the first installation of a Navi-Traffic solution in the Port of Keelung in 1997. The tender was called, during the summer 2001, by Ho-Ping, which is a private port on the northeast coast of the country. Port construction works are nearing completion and the new port facilities will commence operating in early 2002. The VTS system in Ho-Ping will be the Navi-Harbour 3000 incorporating S- and X-band radars, a double-screen operator workstation, synchronous multi-channel audio recorder PC and a customized VTS database server.

Nambian Ports Use VTS Systems from Transas

In October 2003, two successful installations of Transas VTS systems were completed in Namibian ports of Walvis Bay and Luderitz. These VTS projects were implemented in cooperation with Marine Data Systems (South Africa), the contractor and project coordinator. Two independent port surveillance systems fitted by Transas are primarily intended for assistance to Port Control operator to supervise ship traffic within the port area and help ship masters and pilots avoid collisions when following the approaching channel to the ports. The Walvis Bay port has two long approaching channels.

Transas Continues VTS Expansion

Transas recently received two orders from the Namibian Ports Authority (NAMPORT) for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems to be installed in two Namibian ports, Walvis Bay and Luderitz. The contracts were concluded after a joint proposal from Transas and Marine Data Systems in South Africa. Following the NAMPORT’s requirements Transas will supply two independent port surveillance systems that allow consistently high tracking performance of vessels within the ports, port approaches, and the surrounding area up to 24 nautical miles. Essentially the systems must provide automatic target detection, full recording/data logging, and are designed to operate in severe environmental conditions including high temperatures and high wind.

Transas Marine has completed modernisation of a Vessel Traffic Management System in Ukraine

Transas Ukraine has modernised an existing Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in the Ukrainian port of Ilyichevsk. The contract was honoured by "Delta-Pilot" – a government establishment responsible for security of shipping in North-West area of the Black Sea. Compliance of the system with the international and Ukrainian requirements has been acknowledged by the Ukrainian Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The Port of Ilyichevsk VTMS was upgraded to the latest version of the Transas VTS software Navi-Harbour 4.3.

Transas VTS Chosen for Offshore Wind Farm Project

The German aids-to-navigation-service, WSD Nord-West/WSA Emden, has decided to install Transas shore-based Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) technology on board the first research platform for planned Offshore Wind Farms. The VTS technology will enable the authorities to survey and assess the navigational traffic density in the German North Sea. The contract has been awarded to Transas Europe GmbH, the Transas Group representative in Western Europe. Financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment…

Transas Debuts Remote Worker Tracking System

Photo: Transas

Transas Marine launched a Remote Worker Tracking System (RWTS), enabling clients to substantially increase OHS levels in construction works on offshore structures such as wind and wave generators or any other offshore platform, by offering an innovative and easy-to-use personnel tracking system. RWTS makes it possible to monitor and control personnel movements to/from offshore facilities and detect their location. The system is easy to deploy. There is no need to install any equipment or communication links at construction site, which makes it suitable for use during any construction phase.

Bahia Blanca Port Installs Transas Traffic Manager

Photo: Transas

Transas USA announce the installation of the Vessel Traffic Management System in Bahia Blanca Port. Under this contract, Transas replaced the previous Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system with the Transas Navi-Harbor system, which the manufacturer said is specifically designed to ensure maritime navigation safety and efficiency, while at the same time protecting the environment from the possible adverse effects of marine traffic. The new Transas VTS installed makes use of the latest sensors like Radar…

Transas Marine to Supply VTMS to the Port of Mombasa

On June 29, Transas Marine UK and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) signed a contract for the supply, installation and commissioning of a VTMS system for the Port of Mombasa in Kenya. The VTMS system will be installed and officially handed to KPA in February 2008. The main operator control room will be located inside the Port of Mombasa’s brand new 70m high Port Control Tower, and additional equipment will be installed at Ras Serani Station, Likoni Sector Light, and KPA Headquarters. At the time of contract signing, the preliminary scope of supply includes two high performance coastal surveillance radars, CCTV, Automatic Identification System (AIS) Base Stations, VHF & HF Base Stations, and other ancillary equipment.

Transas Appoints New Sales Manager

Transas has appointed Henry Nel, as the Sales Manager for Shore- Based Systems in the USA. In his position, Henry will be responsible for increasing the sales of Transas VTS and coastal surveillance systems in North America, providing support on AIS to all Transas offices around the world and giving input to the design team on AIS related products. Moreover, Henry will be in charge of establishing a second Transas office in the USA to improve customer’ support in the regions geographically remote from the TM USA main office in Lynnwood, WA. In addition to the strong theoretical background in Electronic Engineering (Honours Degree from the University of Pretoria), Henry has a 10-years hands-on experience as a System Engineer.

Transas 3D VTS Module for Port Ops

Transas 3D VTS

Transas is glad to announce its enhanced 3D VTS solution. First presented to the world maritime market in 2008, current version of 3D VTS has been significantly upgraded. The product visually represents the full-scale 3-dimensional view of the navigational situation in the VTS area. The functionality enhances situation awareness both from ashore and critically from onboard perspectives. 3D VTS complements the range of Transas solutions facilitating safe navigation in the port and coastal areas.

Transas VTS Simulator Arrives in the UK

Transas Marine (UK) Ltd and Blackpool and the Fylde College’s Fleetwood Nautical Campus have successfully added a VTS simulation suite to the Transas Navi-Trainer Professional Simulation centre. The two Navi-Monitor workstations are able to monitor the developing traffic situation in any simulated exercise run on the main navigational bridges on site; a capability that is required for Fleetwood to deliver VTS Operator training to the IALA V103 standard. A projected visualization channel gives the view from the control tower and completes the full mission effect that this leading training establishment has always strived for. This installation is a landmark for Transas as it is the first of its kind in the UK.

Transas Launches Pay As You Sail Solution

Transas Marine launches Pay As You Sail solution. Transas Marine launches its 'Pay As You Sail' chart solution for (S)ENC. Transas received approval for the 'Pay As You Sail' service by UKHO, PRIMAR and IC-ENC after succesful sea trials and verification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Traditionally the navigator has to select and purchase charts prior to each voyage using what is commonly called pre-licensing method. With Transas PAYS solution the vessel will have a license and access to install, view and pre-plan using official (S)ENC's without additional cost. What's unique with Transas "Pay As You Sail" solution is that recording and reporting of charts used is done with extraction from Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS logbook.

Transas awarded new VTS contracts in Indonesia

Photo: Transas

Transas Marine Pacific and its local representative in Indonesia have been awarded new contracts from the Government Department of Sea Transportation to supply and install Vessel Traffic Management Systems for Samarinda and Banjarmasin ports. In addition, Transas will upgrade the current VTS system in the Semarang port with a fully redundant AIS Base Station T214. The new VTS systems will be based on Transas flexible and accurate Navi-Monitor solution developed for monitoring and surveillance purposes.

VTMS Indonesia Contract for Transas

Traffic Control Station: Photo credit Transas

Transas Marine Pacific & local representative win contracts to supply & install Vessel Traffic Management Systems (VTMS) for Samarinda and Banjarmasin ports. In addition to this, Transas will upgrade the current VTS system in the Semarang port with a fully redundant AIS Base Station T214. The new VTS systems will be based on Transas flexible and accurate Navi-Monitor solution developed for monitoring and surveillance purposes. The system will collect, assess and integrate data from sensors to provide VTS operators with real-time overview of the ship traffic within the responsibility area.

Transas Installs Jordan VTS System

Transas Middle East instals & commissions standalone AIS solution at the Port of Aqaba, Jordan. Transas standalone AIS solution incorporates the latest VTS technology and meets all international standards. At the core of the system is Transas AIS Base station T214, state-of-the art solution designed specifically for coastal surveillance, vessel traffic monitoring and ports management. Intended to cover Aqaba Port, its inner port waters, navigational channels and fairways, this effective solution will significantly contribute to the prevention of marine pollution, improvement of safety navigation and overall security of the port. In addition…

Transas Takes Malaysian Orders forTraffic Management Systems

Photo: Transas

Transas Marine Pacific, in cooperation with its partner KASI Malaysia Sdn Bhd, was awarded two contracts for installation of Vessel Traffic Management Systems in Tawau Port and Kimanis Bay Terminal. With these orders Transas continues its growth in the Malaysian market. Implementation of the projects will be carried out in close cooperation with Transas strategic partner KASI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, integrated marine solutions provider. Scope of supply includes Transas state-of-the-art Navi-Harbor VTS software package…

Port Management IT System Launched by Transas

Transas Marine launches its Port Management Information Systems (PMIS) solution for the real-time port management. Developed in accordance with the port industry best practice, the Port Management Information System (PMIS) from Transas is an advanced tool for real-time planning and management of major port operations. The Transas PMIS comprises a set of robust web-enabled applications to automate the full range of vessel and cargo operations and related business processes including vessel calls management, chartering, allocation of cargo handling equipment, invoicing and detailed management/statistical reporting. The PMIS is fully integrated with VTMS software to provide extensive functionality for managing and monitoring vessel movement within a port.

Transas Installs First VTMS Simulator in Russia

Transas Eurasia, Transas’ agent for Russia and CIS areas, has installed a VTMS training simulation complex at the Makarov State Maritime Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia). This is the first simulator of its kind installed in Russia, which guarantees the high level of VTMS training required to meet international navigation standards. The new VTMS training complex includes one instructor station, two specialised work places for VTMS operators, a full-scale navigation bridge with real control panels and 135-degree visualisation system, and a navigation bridge with one-channel visualisation. The VTMS simulator permits the use in the exercise of 48 ownship models and 43 sailing areas.

Transas Supplies Vessel Traffic Management in Johor

Pengerang LNG Terminal

Transas Marine Pacific together with its local partner Global Teamwork Sdn Bhd has been awarded  a contract to supply and install a Vessel Traffic Management System for Pengerang Oil Terminal in Johor by Dialog Pengerang Sdn Bhd. The Vessel Traffic Management solution will allow for the Pengerang Oil Terminal compliance with the ISPS requirements. Based on the Transas Navi-Harbour VTS software package, the system includes integrated network of marine sensors such as Radar, AIS, CCTV cameras and hydro-meteorological sensors which will provide a real-time navigational picture to VTS operators.

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