Vessel Traffic Services/Local port services

Kongsberg Norcontrol is a world leader in providing Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) systems to ports, coastal areas and inland waterways, ensuring safe navigation and efficient operations in maritime domain. For ports that do not have VTS responsibilities, we also offer state of the art management systems for monitoring and managing vessel traffic. 

Maritime traffic is increasing, ships are getting bigger and port congestion is intensifying. VTS operators constantly need to understand and manage a growing traffic image, knowing how to react if something is to happen. In these situations, it is necessary to have tools and equipment that provide strong decision support and situational awareness.

The Kongsberg Norcontrol Foresight solution ensure full maritime domain awareness, improving efficiency and safety in the operating area. Our system is proven to minimize accidents such as groundings and collisions while being intuitive and easy to use. Kongsberg Norcontrol provides comprehensive support to our customers, always ready to assist. 

Since delivering the world's first VTS system to Teesport in 1979, we have delivered over 250 maritime domain awareness solutions to customers worldwide.

Our solution:

  • Manage marine traffic
    • Improve traffic flow and efficiency 
  • Provide just-in-time arrival 
  • Reduce marine risk
  • Optimize utilization of resources
  • Improve security
  • Has an intuitive user interface 
  • Provide environmental protection
  • Has smart decision support using AI and big data
  • Comply with IALA VTS Recommendations
  • Visualize situations in 3D
  • E-navigation services

Sensors and services

Björn Coster
Market Manager VTS