Transas VTMS for the Visakhapatnam Port
India’s Visakhapatnam Port has selected 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 modernization and expansion.
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 metric tons, but following its expansion project expects to achieve 125 million metric tons 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 a smooth navigation.