April 28, 2014 - SIGNALIS has successfully delivered the Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) to Sri Lanka's Port Authority as part of the Colombo Port Expansion Project. Over the past decade, Sri Lanka ports have faced a significant growth driven by the increasing demand of services in the international shipping industry and major infrastructure development programmes, setting Colombo Port as a new maritime hub in Indian Ocean with a capacity of 12 million TEUs. SIGNALIS VTMS, installed into the newly built control tower, is the first system of this kind ever operated in Sri Lanka. It will support the SLPA to manage the growing traffic and ensure navigation safety within the port of Colombo and its approaches
The SIGNALIS solution comprises two radars (X and S band) for vessels detection and tracking, an Automatic Identification System (AIS) combined with a CCTV and VHF radio system for identification and communication with the ships. The control tower has been equipped with three multi-display consoles for VTS operations while traffic information system has been deployed at other locations of the port and at the Sri Lanka Navy HQ.
Site Acceptance Tests has been passed successfully and performances acclaimed by the users while extensive operational and technical training program is currently offered by SIGNALIS.