PILOTAGE

NO ROOM FOR ERROR

“Pilots with local knowledge have been employed on board ships for centuries to guide vessels into or out of port safely – or wherever navigation may be considered hazardous, particularly when a shipmaster is unfamiliar with the area. In addition to local knowledge and expertise, pilots are able to provide effective communication with the shore and with tugs, often in the local language.”

International Marine Pilots Association

Pilots are marine specialists providing local knowledge to ensure the safe transfer of vessels between open water and ports/terminals.

The pilotage activity is one of the highest areas of risk in the port operation. The actions and responsibilities of the pilot(s) and pilotage provider are significant to the success of the port. The delivery of pilotage services must be undertaken with clarity and transparency. This will provide the confidence and accountability required of this critical area of service provision.

Advances in technology and systems have enabled a revolution in the application of safety management across many industries, none more than Pilotage.

Oropesa has embraced the employment of cutting edge equipment to support safe and efficient Pilotage operations. Our firm undertakes a systems based approach to the design, delivery and review of Pilotage Services.

The right design of pilotage systems within green or brown field operations will impart advantage to the capital and long term operating arrangements for the port or terminal. Pilotage system review delivers opportunity for advancement of human and technology based systems. This permits ports/terminals to identify challenges and realise opportunities in alternative shipping and cargoes.

Today’s pilots are not only risk managers, but are integral in contributing to the safe and economic success of operations through their ability to be dynamic and flexible.

Oropesa Port Management – Pilotage Code of Conduct

The modern pilot has evolved beyond the purveyor of high level ship-handling and navigation. The many skills pilots bring to the port enable them to undertake the provision of services wider than prior ‘core only’ operations mentality would permit.

PILOTAGE SYSTEMS

  • Design
  • Develop
  • Review
  • Auditing

PILOTAGE TRAINING

  • Design
  • Implement
  • Review
  • Continual Professional Development

PROVISION OF PILOTAGE

  • Recruiting
  • Manning
  • Efficiency
  • Productivity
  • Industry Leading

INTEGRATED INNOVATION

Port Design  |  Development  |  Operations  |  Management