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Marine Department: Technical Services

Background

The HKSAR Government's Marine Department has awarded a 10-year technical services contract to PCCW-HKT Technical Services Limited (TSL), the technical services arm of PCCW Solutions, to ensure the smooth running of Hong Kong's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) System.

For over 10 years, PCCW Solutions has provided the Marine Department with ICT skills and expertise, and the new contract will be continuing to provide round-the-clock technical services to the Government for yet another decade.

Solutions

Under an outsourcing arrangement, PCCW Solutions professionals will handle the operation, maintenance and management of the GMDSS and VTS systems under one contract.

The GMDSS is crucial to search-and-rescue co-ordination and operations in Hong Kong and neighboring international waters, while the VTS system is a radar-based surveillance solution that monitors and controls movement of ocean-going and river-trade vessels in Hong Kong waters and its approaches to ensure the port's navigational safety, efficiency and security.

Value created

The GMDSS is crucial to search-and-rescue co-ordination and operations in Hong Kong and neighboring international waters, while the VTS system is a radar-based surveillance solution that monitors and controls movement of ocean-going and river-trade vessels in Hong Kong waters and its approaches to ensure the port's navigational safety, efficiency and security.