Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Shaping the future of maritime domain awareness
Complete solutions for Vessel Traffic Services/Local Port Services
Kongsberg Norcontrol is a world leader in providing Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) systems to ports, coastal areas and inland waterways, ensuring safe navigation and efficient operations in maritime domain. For ports that do not have VTS responsibilities, we also offer state of the art management systems for monitoring and managing vessel traffic.
Building on more than 40 years of experience as an expert on the maritime domain, we have delivered close to 300 surveillance systems worldwide. With around 80 colleagues around the world, we have offices in Singapore, Bristol UK, Ahmedabad India and our headquarters are in Horten Norway.
Shaping the future of maritime domain awareness:
As a forward-looking technology provider, we strive to anticipate the maritime industry’s needs of tomorrow. We lead R&D projects within important areas such as e-navigation, autonomous vessels and AI-driven behavior analysis. By bringing the knowledge acquired in these projects into our own technology, we keep ourselves at the forefront of innovation in the time to come.
It was reported on 16 January that Rolls-Royce has reached another milestone towards CO2-neutral energy supply. The further developed 12-cylinder gas engine of the mtu Series 4000 has successfully passed the first test runs with 100% hydrogen and showed very good results in terms of efficiency, power, emissions and combustion.
The tests, carried out by the Power Systems business unit, showed very good characteristics in terms of efficiency, performance, emissions and combustion, it is understood. These tests mark another important step towards the commercial introduction of hydrogen solutions to meet the demand of customers for more sustainable energy.
The range of short sea container services available from Hutchison Ports London Thamesport is to be increased following the announcement by Viasea Shipping of a new service from the South East UK port to Norway and the Baltic.
Commenting on the new sailing, Mark Taylor, Director, London Thamesport, said: ‘London Thamesport is already well established as one of the leading short sea container ports in the SE England and offers excellent service levels in both quayside and landside operations. We are delighted that Viasea Shipping has chosen Thamesport as its gateway into the region.