Glimpses of AIS Trends in the PortVision 2014 Crystal Ball

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
AIS Display: Image Wiki CCL

Houston, Texas-based PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, shares its projections for the top vessel-tracking trends that it believes will have the greatest impact on the maritime industry during 2014. They identify the following trends to watch:

Trend #1: Improving real-time visibility and decision-making.  Advances in AIS-based vessel-tracking tools and technology that move the industry beyond simple “points on a map” to on-demand and immediately actionable business insights and intelligence.
Trend #2: Improving marine terminal efficiencies.  AIS-based terminal management software it helping to optimize marine operations in the petrochemical supply chain by providing continuous visibility to all dock and vessel activities, enabling senior management to cut costs and labor requirements, optimize the supply chain, and drive better business decisions.
Trend #3: Handling the flood of waterway traffic hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast.  AIS-based enterprise software tools with dock and jetty scheduling and optimization capabilities are enabling the marine transportation infrastructure to meet an unprecedented increase in volume demands.
Trend #4: Controlling demurrage costs through AIS-based vessel-tracking tools. This is becoming increasingly important as tanker rates soar because of the scarcity of Jones Act vessels available to ship oil and refined products between U.S. ports.
Trend #5: Collaborating to improve data accuracy and decision-making. This includes sharing actual AIS- based transportation cost information so that, for instance, traders can make significantly better decisions than if they were to rely on often-imprecise anecdotal and per-barrel costs, alone.
Trend #6: Simplifying vessel “fit” management.  AIS-based enterprise terminal management tools are enabling terminals to streamline all key processes associated with dock fit, dock scheduling, and dock activity logging.
Trend #7: Strengthening the industry’s focus on safety. AIS-based terminal enterprise software suites make it easier to support industry initiatives such as the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) guide, which major oil companies increasingly use to evaluate terminals.
Trend #8: Supporting sustainability initiatives. AIS data is being used for applications ranging from monitoring participation in voluntary vessel speed reduction (VSR) programs, to “virtual tendering,” in which AIS-based tools enable accurate arrival predictions and flexible scheduling for berthing upon arrival.
Trend #9: Moving AIS into new marine transportation applications. This includes potential examples such as virtual aids to navigation (ATON), in which authorities can use AIS to transmit navigation information where no physical ATON such as a lighthouse, buoy or beacon exists.
Trend #10: Averting disaster. The industry is moving to a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to incident management by taking advantage of AIS data.
 
Detailed descriptions of PortVision’s' top ten anticipated maritime vessel-tracking trends for 2014 can be found here:  http://www.portvision.com/news---events/press-releases---news/bid/370715/Top-Vessel-Tracking-Trends- For-2014
 
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Fundraiser Held for USS Gerald R. Ford Crew

Blackmer, a company in positive displacement and centrifugal pump and reciprocating compressor technologies, has a relationship with the U.S. Military that dates

Meercat Workboats Scores a Hat-trick

The U.K.’s Meercat Workboats says it scored a hat-trick; the Hampshire-based boat builder announced it is moving premises, that Seawork was a huge success and that

Northern Lights Opens Branch Office in Louisiana

Marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer Northern Lights has opened its fifth branch office, in Kenner, La, to enhance service to Gulf

Technology

SPS Used for Pipe-Layer Upgrade

The 127,500dwt Solitaire has completed some of the most challenging projects in which heavy pipe has been laid in very deep waters.   Originally built in Japan as a mini-Capesize bulk carrier,

Another Fugro Vessels Joins Largest SEEP-Hunting Survey

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting

JIP Validates DNV GL's Helica Software

A joint industry project run by DNV GL has replicated stresses measured in an umbilical subjected to tension and bending in full-scale tests, further validating

Marine Electronics

Essberger Fleet Moves to Marlink’s Sealink VSAT Service

The Hamburg headquartered John T. Essberger (JTE) Group will migrate the primary communication systems of its entire fleet to Sealink, Marlink’s global maritime broadband VSAT service.

ECDIS Related Detentions on the Rise

ClassNK has been informed by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) that during PSC inspections it has been increasingly reported that vessels have been detained

Danelec Launches ECDIS Computer-based Training

Danelec Launches ECDIS Computer-based Training   Danelec Marine has launched a new computer-based training (CBT) program for its second-generation DM800 ECDIS G2 products.

Maritime Safety

Waterway Reopened after Barge Grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard has opened the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42 for vessel traffic, Monday.   The Red River had been closed due to a barge that had run aground at mile marker 41,

Russia, US Blame Each Other for Maritime Incident

Russia and the United States gave contradictory accounts on Tuesday of an incident involving the two countries' navies in the Mediterranean Sea on June 17, each

Essberger Fleet Moves to Marlink’s Sealink VSAT Service

The Hamburg headquartered John T. Essberger (JTE) Group will migrate the primary communication systems of its entire fleet to Sealink, Marlink’s global maritime broadband VSAT service.

Software Solutions

Another Fugro Vessels Joins Largest SEEP-Hunting Survey

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting

JIP Validates DNV GL's Helica Software

A joint industry project run by DNV GL has replicated stresses measured in an umbilical subjected to tension and bending in full-scale tests, further validating

ECDIS Related Detentions on the Rise

ClassNK has been informed by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) that during PSC inspections it has been increasingly reported that vessels have been detained

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1049 sec (10 req/sec)