Port of Lisbon and Sesimbra have started operations with a new vessel traffic service (VTS) solution. This service was delivered by marine technology group Wärtsilä.
The installation and operational staff training for the systems was completed on March 6.
New technology will increase the efficiency of these ports by reducing waiting time for vessels and allowing just in time pilotage.
The project comprised two VTS control centers, seven remote sites with sensors, and the integration of various radars, Automatic Identification System (AIS) Base Stations, day/night cameras, Radio Direction Finders (RDF), VHF and Navtex subsystems, and weather and sea sensors. Furthermore, data is being shared between the control centers and pilots via pilot portable units – pilot PRO application.