AD Ports to implement VTMIS technology across its UAE operations

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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AD Ports Group invests in latest VTMIS
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AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, is to implement a state-of-the-art Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) across its UAE operations, as the company continues to invest in innovative solutions to drive safety, security, and efficiency.

The new technology is set to be installed across Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Free Port, Musaffah Port, and Al Dhafra region ports.

The investment marks the latest move by AD Ports Group to deploy advanced digital solutions within the UAE in support of the nation’s efforts to develop a world-class maritime and port sector.

The implementation of an advanced and fully integrated VTMIS is a vital requirement in developing an enhanced Ports Community System (PCS) and ensuring the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

According to the statement, the system is used to ensure the integration and interconnection of all assets in a port and maritime environment, integrating tools such as radar, CCTV, radios, meteorological systems, radio direction finders, and towers. This provides port operators with access to real-time information and improves vessel-to-vessel and vessel-to-shore communication.

Captain Ammar Al Shaiba, Acting CEO of Maritime Cluster and Safeen Group at AD Ports Group said that, “AD Ports Group has made this investment in a state-of-the-art Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) to maximize the safety, security, and efficiency of our port and maritime operations. This demonstrates our drive to improve quality and safety following the highest international standards, and assists our marine services team in making smart, rapid decisions informed by real-time information.”

To support the implementation of the new system, AD Ports Group intends to advance and upgrade the current VTC Centre with video walls and operator consoles. Further, it provides a comprehensive view of tracked vessels within the VTMIS area.

“Once implemented, the new technology will support safe and efficient navigation, enhancing AD Ports Group’s ability to remotely monitor shipping from the command center at Khalifa Port, in locations as far as 300km away,” as per the statement.

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