Development of a new Port Management Information System (PMIS) will boost efficiency at an African port.

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 port development.

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.

May 3, 2021 14:05