How Simulation Improves Port Operations29 April 2017
Preparation and Training for Safe Large Vessel Transits
With ever-larger ships calling, ports see opportunities in growth and competitiveness. But before the pilots agree to accommodate longer, wider, higher and deeper vessels, a meticulous process needs to take place.
The pilots, together with the various local government, industries, environmental and even citizen committees, must evaluate the feasibility of these requests and ensure that the safety of navigation and the protection of the local environment will remain a priority.
The article, written by Captains Blanchette and Nayet of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre, explains how marine simulation can improve these port operations.