Basque Maritime Magazine 55_2020

ADIMDE NEWS 22 WÄRTSILÄ VESSEL TRAFFIC SOLUTION WILL MAKE FOGBOUND PERUVIAN PORT SAFER The Wärtsilä technology group’s VTS (Vessel Traffic Ser- vice) solution will be installed in the port of Callao in Peru, the country’s main harbour and one of Latin America’s most important ports. Dense fog and mist are a constant challenge for port operations at Callao, often making shi- pping conditions hazardous. The Wärtsilä VTS solution will provide the technology needed to ensure uninterrup- ted port operations, while in- creasing safety levels and fa- cilitating arrival, docking and departures for visiting ships. The Order was placed by the Material Procurement Direc- torate (DIRCOMAT) of the Peruvian Maritime Authority in December 2019. The range of technologies de- veloped by Wärtsilä includes solid-state IALA advanced radar, long-range thermal imaging, ultra-precise global positioning for pilotage ope- rations, HF and VHF com- munication, data analysis, recording and sending. “Our system will significantly improve the port’s efficiency by integrating high-end Wärt- silä products and technolo-