Smart Ports: Piers of the Future

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Six leading Ports join forces to show the world their Smart Port model

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Article ‘Smart Ports. Piers of the future' brings together six large ports

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

For the first time, the ports of Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam come together to showcase their most advanced digital transformation and sustainability projects at their dedicated ‘Smart Ports’ exhibit

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Video EMMA Extension – Smart fairway digitalization pilot in Saimaa

Found on YouTube. Created by "project_emma BSRP".

The smart fairway digitalization pilot is a part of the EMMA Extension project that is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. This summer, 34 smart buoys were installed in the Saimaa deep fairway, which is Finland’s most important inland waterway for merchant shipping.
Safety is enhanced in particular by the fact that the pilots and VTS can adjust the light output of beacons and the rhythm of lights to support the navigation of vessels in poor visibility and weather conditions. The light output can be adjusted in real time centrally by the VTS center and, if necessary, even with a tablet used by the pilot.
Remote-controlled signs send information about, among other things, the functionality of the light, the condition of the power supply, and the actual location of the sign. All this information improves the navigability of the fairway as well as increases maritime safety. Modern technology also reduces the carbon footprint, while location inspections of signs can be done more efficiently.
Read more about the EMMA Extension pilot and the project itself on the EMMA website: http://www.project-emma.eu/

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Article Today Marine-Pilots.com has registered 600 pilot organisations / companies worldwide

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

We've reached the 600!
118 countries are represented.

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Article Dispute among Italian pilots' associations continues

by ShipMag. - published

Bellomo (Unione Piloti) on ShipMag.it: “Reunification impossibile”

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Article Coast Guard assists distressed cargo ship off San Juan, Puerto Rico

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Coast Guard air and surface rescue crews at Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express Wednesday afternoon, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of San Juan for storm avoidance in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone 9.

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Opinion A report on AIMPA’s Webinar on “Reconceptualising Indian Maritime Pilotage”

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The need to hold such a webinar was felt from the interaction over several months of AIMPA members through its President, Capt. Gajanan Karanjikar, with Capt Simon Meyjes and Capt.Ravi Nijjer - both instrumental in the thorough upgrade of pilotage

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Video Global ship traffic seen from space - FleetMon Satellite AIS and FleetMon Explorer

A week of ship traffic on the seven seas, seen from space. Get a glimpse of the vibrant lanes of goods transport that link the continents.
The vessel movements were captured using newest terrestrial and space-borne AIS technology from FleetMon and its partner Luxspace. The records cover the world's merchant fleet with some 100.000s of cargo ships, tankers, ferries, cruise ships, yachts and tugs. FleetMon provides advanced fleet monitoring services, software APIs, reports and analyses of maritime traffic data. The inset shows live monitoring with the FleetMon Explorer software.

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Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS

How AIS Works - Operation of AIS

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Video The new Bermuda pilot boat (2011)

Found on YouTube. Created by "cftownsell10".

This is the new Bermuda pilot/SAR boat 'St. David'. Its intended to operate up to 30miles off the island in the open north Atlantic but capable of going much further. She is a Gladding Hearn built, all weather 61' aluminum hull capable of about 30kts. She replaces a 23 year old pilot boat with the same name.

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Video Wärtsilä Pilot PRO working with TRENZ Pilot Plug

This video shows how to use the TRENZ Pilot Plug with an iPad and the app Wärtsilä Pilot PRO.

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