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Collision Avoidance for Ports and Harbours

The world’s most advanced automated ports depend on Navtech sensors to enable reliable 24/7 operation, regardless of conditions. Our industrial-grade sensors provide reliable anti-collision detection in all weather and light conditions. They easily integrate with existing systems and are maintenance-free for 10 years, meaning no costly disruption to your operations. Use them to reduce the risk of loading machines colliding, continue operations in poor conditions, and automate stockpile profiling so you can achieve a more accurate distribution of cargo on ships.

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All-weather operation

  • Fog, snow, rain, sand and dust storms
  • Fire, smoke and hot gasses
  • Water and spray
  • Extreme temperatures
  •  Strong vibrations

Robust sensor

  • Easily to integrate
  • 360° field of view
  • Compact design 
  • High-resolution radar sensor
  • Industrial-grade
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How Does it Work?

Example: Port Botany, Sydney

Navtech Radar sensors can be easily fixed to existing infrastructure and easily integrated with existing systems. They are quick to install with low power requirements and are designed to be maintenance free for 10 years. 

With unrivalled availability, our sensors work in all-weather and light conditions so you can operate your site 24/7 safely and efficiently. 

The featured video shows the sensors in operation at Port Botany, Sydney. 

Why Choose Navtech Radar's Sensors for Harbour and Port Automation?

  • Low false alarm rates 

The sensor differentiates between machinery or debris and dangerous obstacles. Alarms are only raised when true collision threats are detected. This increases operator confidence in the system.

  • Cargo distribution 

Operators can work in a small cabin close to the ship. This vantage point and the use of sensors allows for even and precise distribution. The radar can scan the area the loader is operating in and easily identify any potential risks or movement from the ship. 

  • Long-range operation

The long detection range means the sensors are suitable for port automation on large sites.

  • Minimal maintenance 

Designed to be maintenance free for 10 years, our industrial-grade radar sensors are consistently reliable. We rigorously test the performance of every radar to withstand all conditions.

  • 20 years+ field experience

First radar-based navigation system for driverless port vehicles, in operation since 2000.

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