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Saab’s Integrated, Effective Vessel Management Solutions

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Ports development in Indonesia is important for the growth of the nation. Effective and smart, green ports are the ports of the future. Port to port planning, enabling minimum waiting times for ships in anchorages and ports will make the port attractive to shipping lines and logistic companies.

A port should not be seen in isolation but the connections via water, road, rail and air are just as important to warrant an effective flow of goods out and into the country. The turn-around time of container vessels is critical for the success of the port and is a critical factor for container lines. Modern traffic technology can help to decrease that time using effective communication and processes during the handling of maritime traffic. Shorter waiting and processing times lead to less pollution and contribute to the green image of a port.

Shared information is essential to allow the different actors in the maritime environment to optimize their operation. Well before arrival or departure of a vessel, involved actors can start planning, scheduling and assigning resources to deal with the traffic. These actors are for example: pilots, line handlers, tug boat operators, providers of water, cranes, etc. By making real time information available to these different parties on a common platform such as for example internet or intranet, waiting times can be reduced.

As ships become bigger and bigger, the port infrastructure and approaches have to monitored more frequent, if not permanent. Where in the past ships updated their charts based on the latest notices to mariners, ECDIS users can update their charts as frequent as information becomes available. The whole chain of survey, data analysis and processing, chart production and distribution can be arranged by the port, without having to depend on the national hydrographic service.

These services will enable the larger ships to come in under conditions of haze, fog and reduced visibility because of rain. Because pilots, ships, VTS operators and others all can make use of the latest information and communicate and decide about the safe entry or departure of critical vessels.

By making use of these modern technologies, Tanjung Priok and other Indonesian ports can compete successfully with other ports in the South East Asian region.

V3000 VTMIS is Saab’s proven solution for a safe, efficient and secure flow of traffic in ports, waterways and coastal regions. V3000 VTMIS provides authorities with the means to guide, assist and manage all shipping within their areas of interest.

Main ports world-wide, including the Port of Hong Kong, Port of Ningbo, Port of Rotterdam and the River Scheldt (Port of Antwerp), can attest to the value of the V3000 VTMIS proven reliability.

The V3000 VTMIS can easily be configured to reflect the local operational environment. V3000 VTMIS can be applied to virtually all ports world-wide without the need for expensive custom developments.

Using our software upgrade services, the system remains up-to-date and aligned with future international regulatory and technical developments, thus preserving the port’s investments.