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AIS Boosts VTS Effectiveness
Paul Eastaugh analyses the pros and cons of AIS in the context of growing VTS utilisation. 01 Jul 2003
Transas develops simulator
Transas has announced the Multi-purpose Terminal Simulator in cooperation with Kymenlaakso Polytechnic. The new product replicates tankerloading principles, while the simulation of terminal operators' and tanker cargo mates' interaction is also available. The Multi-purpose Terminal Simulator is meant primarily for educating terminal operators. The key goal of education, says Transas, is training and working out the supervisory cargo master skills. 01 May 2005
New Transas VTS unites Severn ports
A marine-control centre enabling ships to be monitored 24 hours a day as they enter or leave a South Wales port or harbour along the Severn Estuary has been commissioned. Associated British Ports (ABP), owner and operator of five ports in South Wales has invested £ 0.6m in developing the new VTS centre. 01 Jun 2004
Transas scores with ABP
Transas Marine is to supply a Vessel Traffic System for Associated British Port' s (ABP) South Wales Ports of Cardiff, Barry, Newport, Swansea and Port Talbot. The system will provide vessel position, movements, timings and speed. 01 Oct 2003
Big brother's watching
New tracking and identification regulations mean that ships can be monitored from port to port. Alex Hughes investigates 01 Sep 2006
New VHF communication solution for shore-based systems
Transas Group has developed a new VHF communication system incorporating a radio-station remote control capability and based on the advantages of SPRadio's (Denmark) 4000 series transceivers. 01 Dec 2004
Namibia and Taiwan opt for Transas
Transas has installed two VTS systems in the Namibian ports of Walvis Bay and Luderitz. The independent port surveillance systems fitted are to assist port control operators to supervise ship traffic within the port and help ship masters and pilots avoid collisions when following the port approach channels. 01 Jan 2004
Transas secures Mombasa VTS contract
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has commissioned Transas Marine UK for the supply, installation and commissioning of a vessel traffic management system (VTS) at its Port of Mombasa. Scheduled to be 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.  01 Sep 2007
Transas is to supply a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system for Drogheda Port Company (DPC) in Ireland. 01 Jul 2005
Transas scoops Korean business
Hyundai Merchant Marine sister company Haeyoung Maritime Service has contracted Transas Group's distributor in Korea to supply simulators in South Korea after a false start with another unnamed supplier. 01 Sep 2006
Transas surveys Malta shipping
The contract for Phase 2 of the Malta Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has been signed with Transas. It is an advance towards implementation of the Trans-European transport network infrastructure, which is one of the Community's objectives for developing competitiveness and growth in Europe, and will provide a 24/7service. 01 Apr 2006
Transas launches first VTMIS in Thailand
Transas has installed the first Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) in Thailand, the first step in equipping the port of Map Ta Phut with vessel traffic services as defined by IALA and IMO recommendations. 01 Mar 2004
The UK's Port of Larne is to upgrade its vessel tracking system (VTS), currently consisting of two radar sites, closed-circuit TV and recording system,VHF recording and three VTS operator workplaces.  01 May 2007
Navsoft of Rio de Janeiro and Transas USA have teamed to provide an Automatic Identification System (AIS)-based marine surveillance and monitoring solution for the CVRD port of Ponta da Madeira, Sao Luis, Maranhao state. 01 Dec 2005
Cyprus embraces ship management system
The Republic of Cyprus has contracted Transas for the supply of a vessel traffic management and information system (VTMIS) to improve maritime safety and pollution prevention, and to restrict illegal activities. 01 Sep 2007
Transas wins Libyan contract
Vessel tracking management specialist Transas Marine has signed a “multi-million Euro” VTMS contract with Libyan Ports and Maritime Transport Authority (PMTA). Transas will now supply and install Libya’s national scale Coastal Surveillance System covering almost 2,000 km of coastline and the country’s 15 main ports. 01 Nov 2010
When to reject reality
Simulated port environments can do more than improve training, as Stevie Knight discovers 20 Feb 2012
Transas launches port management system
Swedish marine software company, Transas Marine, has launched its Port Management Information Systems (PMIS) – an efficient management solution for ports. 13 Sep 2012
Track and trace
VTS requirements vary tremendously, but a common trend is to add more functions into the mix. Felicity Landon reports 30 Nov 2010
Eye in the sky

Although there is still no legal requirement for a vessel management system, satellite, radar and VHF tracking systems could make port operations safer, swifter and more commercially viable, as Patrik Wheater finds out

20 Nov 2008
Transas VTS for Indonesia
Vessel Traffic Management Systems (VTS) are to be installed at two Indonesian ports as container handling in the country increases. 12 Jun 2013
No easy way in
While ports in emerging markets may be interesting for strategic reasons - especially if they are concerned with energy cargo - these facilities can be challenging for ships to approach. 19 Feb 2014
Cut out the stress
Greater automation and computer control is gaining ground in VTS, but there is uncertainty over the limits, writes Martin Rushmere 25 Aug 2014
Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS) are set to play a major role in the new security regime imposed by the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, as David Foxwell explains. 01 Apr 2004