Improving traffic in Peruvian port
In the port of Callao in Peru, the country’s main harbour and one of Latin America’s most important ports, dense fog and haze are a consistent challenge for port operations. The Dirección de Contrataciones del Material (Dircomat) of the Peruvian maritime authority placed an order for a Wärtsilä vessel traffic service solution in December 2019.
The spectrum of technologies deployed by Wärtsilä includes solid-state IALA advanced radar, long-range thermal imaging, ultra-precise global positioning for pilotage operations, HF and VHF communication, data analysis, recording and dispatching.
An oil spill detection system is also included in the overall scope. Delivery is planned for January 2021. Wärtsilä’s VTS solutions, with the help of automated self-learning decision support technologies, make it possible to operate a ship traffic control model similar to that available to the aviation industry.
At this stage, more than 300 vessel traffic management systems are installed in 70 countries around the world. (mw)