Maritime Simulation Institute's port development testing examines ship and tug maneuvers in ports, waterways, and terminals still in the design stage. We specialize in real time, human-in-the-loop testing and evaluation of any conceptual terminal and docking operation. We link together multiple simulators so that a ship's pilot and the attending tug masters can operate together in a proposed channel, harbor, or terminal.
The following list is a sample of what Maritime Simulation Institute port development testing can accomplish:
- Evaluate various pier configurations to help decide which is most efficient and safe before construction is started
- Allow local pilots test the pier configurations to determine environmental limitations on maneuvers and required changes to the navigation aids
- Measure the bollard pull available with existing tugs and the amount of bollard pull used in various berthing maneuvers
- Make recommendations for modifications to the existing tug fleet