SAFE TRIP S.A. is a company formed entirely by professionals with vast experience and expertise in finding solutions to issues related to waterways, maritime and river ports and their entrances, providing our customers the best solution possible to their requirements, with an environmental sustainable view and in compliance with existing regulations.
The users of the inland waterways and port terminals operators may find with us proper advice and services for all activities related to navigation, bathymetric surveys, dredging, digital charting, coastal environmental problems and other related disciplines.
TODAS LAS NOVEDADES RELACIONADAS AL MEDIO Y LOS MAS RECIENTES PROYECTOS REALIZADOS POR SAFE TRIP.
The Electronic Chart developed by SAFE TRIP S.A. uses a PC to display the chart and a GPS for proper accuracy, and is totally dynamic in its conception and feasible to be modified and adapted according to the needs of the user; it may also be linked to AIS facilities.
The Electronic Chart also contains regulatory information on waiting areas, banned zones for overtaking and crossing and manoeuvring areas. The scope in the use of this navigation tool may not be restricted to pilots on board large vessels but to other ships of lesser dimensions like tugboats and barges.
It is not news to those engaged in the maritime and fluvial industry that the world fleet has increased dramatically in number and size. According to statistics compiled by consultants in relation with the evolution of the world merchant fleet in recent years, in the beginning of 2006 ships over 300 gross tons totalled 41,110 with a dead weight tonnage of 944.5 million and 10.4 million TEUs.
If we compare these figures with those of January 2005, the tonnage increased 6.4% and capacity of TEUs 10.7%. This has been the highest rate of increase in recent years.
Nowadays ships move large amounts of cargo with less energy consumption and with low environmental effects when compared with other means of transportation.
Ports are vital for the development of the transport chains and the commercial activities related to them. The efficiency in the operation of a port is a key factor in the final result of the economic equation of the transport chain. The hinterland nearby is also affected by the efficiency of the port.
Maintaining the depth of a waterway and clear access to ports are vital to keep costs within acceptable market values. SAFE TRIP S.A. gives advice on dredging and on volume of sediments to be dredged to reach a certain depth for port terminals, roadstead, and restricted water paths, thus optimising cost-effectiveness.
Also, SAFE TRIP S.A. gives advice on buoyage in waterways and port terminals.