Transas to install vessel traffic management systems at two Indonesian ports

11 June 2013 (Last Updated June 11th, 2013 18:30)

Transas Marine Pacific, along with its local unit in Indonesia, has secured contracts from the country’s Department of Sea Transportation to deliver and equip vessel traffic service (VTS) management systems at Samarinda and Banjarmasin ports.

Transas VTS system

Transas Marine Pacific, along with its local unit in Indonesia, has secured contracts from the country’s Department of Sea Transportation to deliver and equip vessel traffic service (VTS) management systems at the ports of Samarinda and Banjarmasin.

Under the deal, Transas will also be responsible for upgrading Semarang Port’s existing VTS system with a fully redundant AIS Base Station T214.

Based on Transas’s Navi-Monitor technology, the new VTS systems will be able to gather, assess and combine data from sensors to offer a real-time overview of ship traffic within a designated area to VTS operators.

The deal will also see the company provide AIS Base Station T214, VTS database and solid-state radars for small target detection at each port.

According to estimates, the number of containers handled at Indonesian ports is expected to almost double by 2015.

The installation of the new VTS systems is expected to help provide safe and efficient movement of marine traffic as well as reduce turn-around time by increasing the operational efficiency of the ports.

Transas delivered VTS solutions for the Indonesian ports of Sorong and Belawan in 2012.

The company’s VTS systems have been equipped in over 15 ports across the country, including the major ports of Jakarta, Surabaya and Semarang.


Image: Transas’s new VTS systems gather, assess and combine data from sensors to provide a real-time overview of ship traffic within a designated area. Credit: Transas Marine Limited.