Ports & Harbour
Pilotage refers to activities related to the navigation of vessels in which the pilot acts as an advisor to the master of the vessel and as an expert on the local waters and their navigation.
A tug is a vessel that manoeuvres other vessels by pushing or pulling them, either by direct contact or by means of a tow line. Tugs typically move vessels that are restricted in their ability to manoeuvre on their own, such as ships on a crowded harbour. Tug boats are powerful for their size and strongly built, and some are even ocean-going.
A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo, across a body of water.
Vessel Traffic Services
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) are recognised internationally as an aid for safe and efficient movement of vessels.
Port Operations includes management of materials, logistics, transportation and orders. Hence, its aim is to help harbour operators build cost-effective business models and run operations more efficiently.
A work boat is designed for professional port and shoreline maintenance and other activities such as anti-pollution tasks.