Opinion How to navigate your way through chaos as a marine Pilot?

published on 9 December 2021

In my most recent article, I talked about how ports are currently faced with disruptive circumstances that severely impact the day-to-day port operations. The COVID-19 situation and blockage of the Suez Canal lead to increased operational uncertainty and a need for ports to endure the situation rather than planning the future.

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Article Operational notes & recommendations on Portable Pilot Units (PPU)

by United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association - published on 2 December 2021

OPERATIONAL NOTES AND RECOMMENDATIONS by UKMPA, February 2017
The introduction of modern lightweight Portable Pilot Units (PPU) for use during pilotage has proved to be another major advance for pilotage operations worldwide.

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Article Qastor: The evolution of pilotage software

by QPS. - Maritime Software Solutions - published on 6 November 2021

Qastor was first released in 1998 and has become the benchmark in pilotage software in the years to follow.

The software has evolved from being just a navigational aid to an essential tool to support the day to day activities of the marine pilot.

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Article New Model "TRENZ Pilot Plug +IP65" released

published on 1 September 2021

A PPU is a personal tool every pilot should have in his pocket ready to be operated for facing any unsuspected situation on the bridge. Marine Pilots and organisations in more than 30 countries worldwide rely on the TRENZ solution. Soon, their new model will be launched with some improvements.

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Article 3DPortGuard Docking Aid

published on 24 August 2021

Australian technology provider Frontier Automation has released a new vessel tracking system that can be used as a docking aid tool by pilots. As for all Frontier Automation control systems, it uses 3D machine vision to automatically detect and track in real time shipping vessels within range of a berth by providing information on critical distances to mooring infrastructure, on vessel speed and angle, and on vessel movement directions and orientations.

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Article Saab to supply Gladstone Marine Pilots with an advanced Marine Pilot Dispatch Management System (PDMS)

published on 23 July 2021

Saab is proud to announce its delivering its flagship Pilot Dispatch Management System (PDMS) PilotControl to Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Gladstone Marine Pilots (GMPS).

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Article Selecting the right pilot boat

by Port Technology International - published on 21 July 2021

Although it cannot be said that ship piloting is the world’s oldest profession, most maritime experts do agree that pilotage does date back to antiquity.

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Article Coming soon: New Pilot Plug model by TRENZ

published on 1 July 2021

A PPU is a personal tool every pilot should have in his pocket ready to be operated for facing any unsuspected situation on the bridge. Marine Pilots and organisations in more than 30 countries worldwide rely on the TRENZ solution. Soon, their new model will be launched with some improvements.

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Article New Pilot Ladder Magnet Is Switchable

published on 29 June 2021

On the back of the long-standing success of the Yellow-Mag ll Pilot Ladder Magnet worldwide, Serpent & Dove—Applied Magnetics is introducing its patented Yellow-Mag lll Switchable Pilot Ladder Magnet.

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Opinion Five questions for Douglas Vincett, Industrial & Technical Sales at Spinlock

published on 9 December 2020

In our new new section “Five questions for ..." Marine-Pilots.com introduces pilots and other market players to our readers in short interviews.

Today we have talked to Douglas Vincett, Industrial & Technical Sales at Spinlock.

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