Safety of navigation is a fundamental concern for any new port development and KASI offers studies to assist in the design of approach channels, jetties and other marine structures. Our studies are not restricted to coastal areas and port developments - riverine facilities and private jetties also need to be assured of safety. We have carried out numerous Marine Traffic Risk Assessment (MTRA) which are, in essence, marine safety of navigation studies.
Approximately 70 - 80% of maritime accidents are caused by human error, indicating that this is should be a major consideration in the design of channels/ports. Full Mission Shiphandling Simulation (FMSS) allows for active collaboration between designers and mariners, allowing coverage of all types of predictable events with the objective of managing risk within acceptable limits.
A Berth Utilisation Study will allow operators to rationalize and optimize berth facility requirements and identify potential bottlenecks in the chain of operations. Using statistical and probabilistic distribution systems, a realistic prediction of berth utilization can be made.
For clients that wish to move beyond consideration of operational and safety aspects, KASI has the talent and experience in conducting feasibility studies on commercial and economic aspects for maritime projects.
KASI has been involved in the design process of over 50 bridges, covering considerations such as positioning of the bridge piers, installation of aids to navigation and even determining the most suitable bridge crossing locations both for river-crossing bridges and mainland to island bridges. The assessments take into account type of marine traffic operating in the area, potential future developments and local site conditions (such as water levels and bathymetry).
This assessment is best conducted earlier in the design process – before critical design decisions are made, which could be difficult (and expensive) to change.
KASI’s assessments are conducted in line with the latest local (Marine Department Malaysia) and international (PIANC) guidelines.