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2nd September 2019 - News Articles

Port of Dover Vessel Traffic Service team launches mobile app for marine stakeholders

After several months of development with technology experts, the VTS team at the world's busiest passenger port has launched a new mobile app especially for mariners, providing live, up to date information for the local sea area and within the Port.

You can now access real time schedules, vessel movements and up to the minute weather and information at your finger tip.


For Android and iOS, the PoD Port Information app is free and available to download now. No login is required, ensuring easy and efficient access. Search for Port of Dover in iOS, or click here to download for Android.

Steven Masters, Harbour Master says:

“The new PoD Port Information app is a vital tool for all of our marine stakeholders across the business – it gives real time, instant access to important navigational and weather information and updates within the Port.

This app is the final stage of a major £1.6m overhaul of the Port’s VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) system, which is the biggest upgrade of its kind. Combined with our new state of the art operations room, it shows that as a leading port, we are constantly evolving and using the latest cutting-edge technology to communicate with mariners.

The PoD Port Information app will continue to develop as our business develops, so the opportunities will be endless”

Many of the features are the same as the VTS Officer’s view at Port Control:


  • Live Shipping Movements – current traffic and the next three hours of movements within the Port.
  • Weather – weather in the Port, which is updated every minute.
  • Map – a live feed showing vessels in the Port and Channel.
  • Events – this is still in development, but will include Local Notices to Mariners in the near future.


For more information about Port of Dover VTS, click here



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