PortVision, provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, announced its web-based service platform integrating vessel tracking, management and analysis in a single, operational dashboard for marine terminal operators. The TerminalSmart solution gives terminal operators access to PortVision’s comprehensive database of both real-time and historical vessel movements based on AIS vessel-tracking data, and combines it with management, analysis and reporting tools to enhance terminal operations.
Unlike stand-alone AIS-based tracking tools that simply display dots on a map to represent current vessel locations, TerminalSmart is a comprehensive real-time and historical vessel tracking, management and analysis platform. Based on PortVision’s proven maritime intelligence platform, TerminalSmart has been configured and optimized to meet the specific needs of marine terminal management. Terminal operators can use TerminalSmart to streamline vendor and resource management, handle all traffic scheduling, dispatch and management, perform integrated demurrage reporting and analysis, and accelerate and improve incident response – all from a single, comprehensive, web-based solution.
TerminalSmart enables operators to view real-time and historical information about the activities of every AIS-enabled vessel in PortVision’s covered service regions – including most major U.S. ports and regions and over 50 international ports. TerminalSmart users can define their own customized fleets of chartered vessels, workboats, tugs, and barges, they can receive and share e-mail and text-message alerts about fleet movements, and they can access historical data and animated playback for any selected vessels and events. This enables terminal operators to streamline vendor and resource management, and to incorporate vessel locations and movements into their current traffic scheduling dispatch and management practices. They can use TerminalSmart’s special command-and-control display to streamline tasks related to scheduling labor and other resources for just-in-time deployment based on current vessel locations, dock availability and in-transit traffic conditions. They also can define their own filters, views and fleets to further enhance efficiency and productivity.