Wärtsilä has partnered with the port of Tanger Med in
Morocco to co-develop the PMIS, which aims to address the needs of the leading
maritime liners and alliances calling at the port, to optimise their vessel
calls and to use standardised master and event data.
“Tanger Med is taking another step by teaming up with
Wärtsilä to develop its new PMIS. This partnership aims to support the port's
current efforts to become a leading smart port equipped with the latest
technologies to improve operational efficiency, and further enhance
organisation of ships’ calls and nautical services, which will be essential as
port traffic increases,” said Ridouan Boulaich IT director at Tanger Med.
The joint initiative includes the delivery and installation
of a Wärtsilä Navi-Harbour VTS System comprising PortLink Port Management
Information System, IALA Advanced Coastal Surveillance Radars, VHF Radio
Sub-System, Automatic Identification System, Operator Workstation, Network
Systems, Ancillary Equipment and a five-year service and support contract. The
project will also see the installation of Wärtsilä Navi-Port, which enables
Just-in-Time (JIT) arrival.
Tanger Med has previously developed its own Port Community
System, which offers a range of services including port call optimisation,
vessel traffic services, slot reservation and call priorities management, pilot
dispatch solution and traceability.
Wärtsilä Voyage will handle all the services linked to the
project, including design, delivery, testing, operations and technical
training. The installation will be completed within 12 months, after which the
organisations will continue to collaborate under an MoU to drive further smart
Tanger Med is committed to the International Taskforce PCO
(Port Call Optimisation), which is bringing together several international
ports including Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg and Los Angeles to harmonise and
optimise procedures for the management of maritime calls.