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Equipment and Systems
by Scott Peterson | Published  03/09/2005 | Technical Center
Technology In The Right Hands
UPDATE: New AIS Online January, 2004
NorControl VTS VOC 5060

Tracking vessel movements in the nation's largest port complex has come a long way since the early 1900's. Back then, "runners" spotted arriving ships from coastal hilltops and raced on horseback to advise a number of shipping agents scattered around the growing harbor communities of Long Beach and San Pedro.

Today, with literally thousands of stakeholders monitoring the flow of billions of dollars in worldwide commerce through our harbor complex, the Marine Exchange is at the cutting edge of technology. We're pioneering new ways to improve safety and bring vital information to an international community of shippers, agents and millions of their customers with "a need to know."

NorControl VTS VOC 5060

This is where we'll showcase much of that technology, and share with you some of the expertise we've gained over the years since 1923, when the Marine Exchange first began tracking vessel movements in Los Angeles harbor.

Advanced radar systems, powerful new computers, custom designed software and a staff of experienced maritime professionals. That's today's Marine Exchange.

Bridge Master Radar - Installed at the Marine Exchange in 2002, the state-of-the-art BRIDGEMASTER E RADAR system offers unparalleled safety to the maritime community.

NorControl VTS - Read about the NorControl IT VOC 5060 VTS OPERATOR WORK STATION in use at the Marine Exchange.

Marine Exchange Completes Extensive Upgrade for VTS at LA/LB Harbor - Read the story HERE.