Port Weather

Make sound decisions with real-time, reliable weather and wind observation data, to improve port safety and cargo handling efficiency.

Minimize Uncertainty and Risk in Port Operations

The specific characteristics of your port will determine what weather and environmental factors to monitor, and where and how to do so. Accurate and reliable measurement of visibility, wind direction, and speed are critical not only when approaching the port, but also in berthing safety when large tanker operations are involved.

High winds can interfere with crane operations when you’re in the path of a storm, preventing loading and unloading. Lightning detection is important because strikes in ports and terminals can ignite potentially explosive materials or strike people. In addition, oceanographic measurements such as current, wave height, sea level, and salinity can be a critical part of your decision making.

Vaisala’s port weather solutions can address all the above, and more. Local real-time sensor data collection, display software, data storage, and hosted data management service provide real-time intelligence plus additional weather observation information and history when needed — allowing users to concentrate on minimizing downtime and maximizing the efficiency of port and maritime operations.

Service contracts are available to keep these instruments and systems up and running. In addition, Vaisala offers IMO, IALA, IEC, WMO, and ICAO compliant solutions.

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Beacon Station for Ports

Beacon Station for Ports

Vaisala Beacon Station is a first-of-its-kind system designed to provide weather and wind observation data on conditions specific to your port, delivering the hyperlocal intelligence needed to keep your port and maritime operations running safely and at peak efficiency.

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Managing the invisible risk

Wind mitigation solutions are logical parts of a port’s broader digital transformation process because they are easy to integrate and provide real-time situational awareness for many stakeholders.

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Manage Your Port’s Toughest Weather and Environmental Conditions

Why wait when Vaisala has a custom marine weather monitoring system to address your toughest challenges? Be safer and streamline your operations now.

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