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Wärtsilä and Tanger Med co-develop Port Management Information System

Mediterranean and African container port, Tanger Med, has partnered with Wärtsilä to co-develop a new cutting-edge Port Management Information System (PMIS).

This partnership will enable Tanger Med and Wärtsilä to improve data exchange for operational efficiency, port safety, and environmental sustainability in shipping, including reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

The new PMIS aims at addressing the needs of the maritime liners and alliances calling at Tanger Med Port Complex, to optimise their vessel calls and to use standardised master and event data.

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. 

In addition, Wärtsilä Navi-Port has been installed to enable Just-in-Time (JIT) arrival. JIT reduces the need for vessels to wait at anchorage, bringing down congestion and the risk of collisions, also lessening GHG and carbon emissions. The new PMIS digitalises the entire port-call process, reducing chances of human error and increasing efficiencies.

“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, Tanger Med.

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