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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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North Korean Black-listed Ships in Russia

Image: Convenient Flags

North Korean vessels owned by Ocean Maritime Management (OMM) have been seen using Russian ports, says the NK News vessel tracker. OMM was sanctioned for its involvement in smuggling weapons through the Panama Canal in 2013. While the vessel was seen visiting the Russian port of Vanino in early July, data from Marine Traffic and ship inspection records indicate the sanctioned Hui Chon (formerly the Hwan Gum San 2) is now a regular visitor to ports in the Russian far east. The Hui Chon was inspected six times in two different Russian ports since early July.

Singapore and London Celebrate AXSDry4.0’s Launch

On Thursday 24th May, AXSMarine unveiled AXSDry4.0, a software to replace their current widely used AXSDry software, by hosting Launch parties in London and Singapore. On May 24th 2012, AXSMarine officially launched AXSDry4.0. The invitation only event gathered over 300 guests from the dry bulk industry. Companies who attended include Benline, BRS, Cargill, GFI, ICAP, Kline bulk, Navico, Noble, Oldendorff, Raffles, SSY and many other important players from the shipping industry. Held in two new trendy places, The Exchange (Singapore) and The Oyster Shed (London), the events gave guests the opportunity for a first look at the revamped chartering system.

Global AIS: Genscape Spots Alaskan Crude Export VLCC

VLCC Polar Discover: Photo courtesy of Genscape

No Alaskan crude oil has been exported outside of the United States since 2004. Genscape Vesseltracker monitoring data showed that a cargo of Alaskan North Slope crude was loaded Sept. 26 at the Alaskan port of Valdez for delivery into the South Korean refining center of Yeosu, says a Genscape blog post. The U.S.-flagged tanker, Polar Discovery, is reported to have sailed from the ANS export terminal at Valdez, Alaska, for east Asia. Yeosu is home to a GS Caltex-operated 775,000 bpd refinery, the world’s fourth largest.

GOST Launches Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM

Photo: GOST

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has announced the latest addition to its line of Nav-Tracker vessel monitoring and surveillance systems – the GOST Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM. The GOST Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM builds upon the line of vessel monitoring devices, by incorporating a new hardwired interface unit (HWIU). Offering modular versatility, this interface allows the Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM to integrate with hardwired sensors for security and monitoring and trigger a siren and/or strobe as well as simultaneously sending email text message alerts.

GOST Debuts GOST Tracker App

GOST Nav-Tracker is a global Inmarsat satellite-basedtracking device that offers reliable, remote vessel tracking and management from anywhere in the world. Photo GOST

Marine Security Leader Offers Free Vessel Tracking Software for Mobile Devices Fort Lauderdale, Fla. surveillance systems, announced today the release of a new free app – the GOST Tracker App. A revolution in mobile vessel management, the GOST Tracker App allows boat owners to link to vessel data from a corresponding Nav-Tracker device and other GOST tracking systems via a smartphone or tablet with an easy-to-use, secure interface. intuitive application allows users to log in with the same username and password used to access their account on the GOST website.

On-Line Boat Tracking System

Wireless boat security system supplier Paradox Marine has collaborated with EMS Satamatics, a provider of telematics, asset tracking and monitoring services, to launch their new web site Nav-Tracker.com (www.Nav-Tracker.com). The web site, hosted by EMS Satamatics, allows users of Paradox Marine Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking, Security & Monitoring Systems to manage their onboard systems remotely via the World Wide Web and track their vessel over an advanced Google Earth interface. EMS Satamatics - a leading IsatM2M provider and a division of EMS Technologies inc. - an innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions - provide Nav-Tracker systems with the core modem technology and the required ground earth stations.

GeoEye to Market Osprey Personal Tracker Solution

EMS Global Tracking, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), announced that GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a provider of satellite and aerialbased geospatial information and services, will add the EMS Osprey personal tracker solution as a custom two-way tracking and messaging solution to the suite of solutions under their Marine Services business. EMS will serve as GeoEye’s exclusive partner for its Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) solution to the commercial fishing fleet market. EMS will deliver 1,000 Osprey trackers over the next year, with initial units shipping immediately. GeoEye will brand EMS’s Osprey tracker as part of the VMS and small vessel security solution within its Marine Services business.

What Ship? Point iPhone to Find Out

Augmented reality covers the many ways of adding digital information to the real world around us, usually by adding on-screen flags to the video feed from a smartphone’s camera. It’s clever and very futuristic, but you can still try it out now easily, says Kit Eaton in a 'The New York Times' article. To identify a ship, for example, a free app, 'Layar' , which can pull in many different sources of augmented information can be used, pulling in data from Vesseltracker.com , which has up-to-date location information about ships in its database. The Layar app knows where the observer is standing and which way the phone is pointing, so all that is necessary is to direct it at the ship. A handy flag then appears above the ship’s image on-screen and one can read most of the ship's particulars.

Captain Leonard to Employ GOST Nav-Tracker

The Nav-Tracker GPS tracking system from boat security systems supplier Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST – formerly Paradox Marine) will be used to monitor the progress of Three Little Birds, a Lagoon 500 catamaran, on a- three-year circumnavigation. Boat captain Scott Leonard and his family will set sail in July and throughout the voyage, Scott plans to become “The Mobile CEO” – running his multi-million dollar financial services firm while sailing around the world on his 50 foot yacht. GOST Nav-Tracker is designed to track a vessel (or an entire fleet) from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. A boat’s precise voyage and exact location can be viewed on Google Earth and as new reports come in from the Nav-Tracker, they are automatically updated to the site.  

Homeland Integrated Security Systems Presents Cyber Tracker

Homeland Integrated Security Systems' Cyber Tracker is a portable detection device designed to provide real-time GPS tracking of vehicles, people or other mobile or movable objects. It features "Push to Talk" ability and an extended battery life and is suited for consumer retail, school systems, ports, fleet management, the military, and public safety. The Cyber Tracker is designed to be easily integrated into existing security arrangements at ports. Through live field testing at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal in Savannah, the system has been proven successful in tracking and pin-pointing the movements of multiple vehicles every day.

Homeland Integrated Security Systems Presents Cyber Tracker

Homeland Integrated Security Systems' Cyber Tracker is a portable detection device designed to provide real-time GPS tracking of vehicles, people or other mobile or movable objects. It features "Push to Talk" ability and an extended battery life and is suited for consumer retail, school systems, ports, fleet management, the military, and public safety. The Cyber Tracker is designed to be easily integrated into existing security arrangements at ports. Through live field testing at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal in Savannah, the system has been proven successful in tracking and pin-pointing the movements of multiple vehicles every day.

CakeBoxx, Globe Tracker Partner for Asset Tracking

Globe Tracker International, a company in global autonomous asset tracking, monitoring, remote management and data sharing services, and CakeBoxx Technologies, developer of CakeBoxx door-less intermodal shipping containers, today announce their strategic partnership. Under the agreement, the companies will combine service and product offerings to supply the global shipping market with a preconfigured, off-the-shelf secure container / asset tracking solution. CakeBoxx will offer its customers a factory installed Globe Tracker Communications Unit and a 12-month complimentary subscription to Globe Tracker services. Globe Tracker’s leading…

GOST Debuts New Technology at Workboat

GOST will highlight its GOST Watch HD H2O System. Photo GOST

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial marine products at the 2015 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1 through 3rd. GOST will be located in booth 1556. Offering cutting edge security and monitoring solutions for commercial vessels, GOST will proudly highlight its GOST Watch HD H2O System.

‘Smart Containers’ Roll Out for Silk Road

CIMC Internet of Mobile Things International Operation and Service Co., Ltd. (CIMC IOMT) and Globe Tracker International, ApS announce commercial roll out of Smart Containers, Smart Logistics and Smart Terminal products for China’s Silk Road. After announcing their partnership late last year, CIMC IOMT and Globe Tracker are now producing smart containers for CIMC customers. CIMC’s Yangzhou Tonglee Special Container, Qingdao CIMC Special Reefer Co. Ltd and Nantong CIMC Transportation and Storage co, Ltd. are the first divisions within CIMC to be selling the smart products. “The goal is to have all CIMC divisions supplying the container shipping, trucking, railway and logistics industries with global tracking, monitoring and remote asset management services and equipment.

PortVision Vessel-Tracking for Gulf Cleanup Ops

PortVision, provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, announced that BP has used the company’s PortVision vessel-tracking service and PV-OnBoard battery-operated satellite trackers to enhance and accelerate response and restoration operations related to the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon incident. “The PortVision service has significantly improved how we have managed vessel activity related to the Gulf response and restoration operation,” said Scott Neuhauser, Deputy Branch Director for Plaquemines Parish with BP. “We have worked closely with BP and the Unified Command operations team in support of real-time vessel-tracking activities related to the Gulf incident response and restoration effort,” said Dean Rosenberg, chief executive officer.

Norcontrol IT Invests in Radar and Tracking Technology Research

Norcontrol IT became the majority shareholder of Norwegian radar technology company, Applied Radar Physics (ARP) in January 2004. The investment demonstrates to the market that Norcontrol IT is prepared to take the lead in the development of radar processing and tracking for VTS applications. ARP has been involved in radar technology for over 15 years, and is located in the Norwegian research center at Kjeller, where several high profile Norwegian research organizations are located. ARP’s standing in international radar research was further acknowledged at the ‘Radar 2003’ conference in Australia, where the company presented a paper on radar signal processing to the world’s foremost radar researchers.

GOST Donates EZ-Tracker for 'Impossible Dream'

GOST EZ-Tracker

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it has donated a GOST EZ-Tracker to provide location information as part of the refit of the universally accessible 60-foot sailing catamaran, Impossible Dream. The Impossible Dream is fully operational by a person in a wheelchair. She was designed by Nic Bailey and built by Multimarine Manufacturing of Cornwall, UK.

CSM Insight Launches Social Media Tracker for Cruise Lines

While many research companies aggregate and report social media data, CXMI’s unique system uses advanced social media analysis – by real people, not key word algorithms – to provide the strategic information cruise lines need. CXMI’s Social Media Tracker covers over 98% of the passenger capacity of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) members. Each cruise line can now have reliable social media measurement for the 17 cruise lines in the tracker. Cruise lines reported that January’s shipwreck had an immediate negative impact on 2012 bookings and balance sheets. While starting to normalize, this incident shows the importance of a more complete understanding of how events, positive and negative, affect passengers and potential passengers.

Paradox Marine Receives Coast Guard Medal

From left: Jonathan Ocasio (Product Specialist), Brian Kane (Director of R & D), Jay Keenan (Vice President), Marc Curreri (President) and JC Ocasio (Senior Product Specialist).

Wireless boat security systems supplier Paradox Marine has received a medal from the US Coast Guard in recognition of its product, the Nav-Tracker 2.0 GPS Tracking System. The system helped the Coast Guard recover a stolen boat in the Bahamas last September 17. A 34 ft Contender equipped with the Paradox Marine Nav-Tracker 2.0 GPS tracking system, stolen from Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas, was located by the system and recovered in the vicinity by the US Coast Guard about 12 hours later.

Climate Rules Could Put $1.1 Trl In Oil Investment At Risk

Investors could spend up to $1.1 trillion over the next decade on oil projects and assets that never reach production if governments enforce measures to curb climate change, a report by Carbon Tracker Initiative said. The Carbon Tracker report, released on Thursday, could help funds and other investors avoid putting their money in oil assets that remain buried forever. The $1.1 trillion, around 15 percent of the decade's total global oil and gas spending at current rates, is earmarked for projects to 2025 that require a market price of at least $95 a barrel to break even. That investment is at risk if governments enforce plans to curb the global rise in temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius, which scientists say is the threshold for avoiding the worst effects of climate change.

GTI, RTE Announce Strategic Partnership

Integrated wireless tracking, monitoring and management of refrigerated containers for intermodal transportation worldwide. Globe Tracker International (GTI), a company in global trade data sharing, autonomous asset tracking and monitoring and related data analytics, has announced  its partnership with Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE), a developer and manufacturer of monitoring products for the intermodal refrigerated container industry. The company’s joint solution delivers seamless, integrated, wireless tracking monitoring and remote management of refrigerated containers for global intermodal transportation. Novel, proactive…

Retail Container Traffic to Fall 11.8%

After ending 2008 down 7.9 percent, cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to drop at an even faster pace during the first half of 2009 as the economic recession continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight. Final data for 2008 showed volume for the year at 15.2 million Twenty-Foot-Equivalent Units, compared with 16.5 million TEU in 2007, a decline of 7.9 percent and the lowest total since 2004, when 14 million TEU moved through the ports. One TEU is one 20-foot container or its equivalent. Volume for the first six months of 2009 is forecast at 6.6 million TEU, down 11.8 percent from the 7.5 million TEU seen during the same period in 2008.

Diving Companies Track Pipes and Cables

WJ Castle PE & Associates Castle was recently subcontracted by Brayman Construction to perform an inspection and document the underwater conditions at a utility’s proposed site for a diffuser pipe extension. Using JW Fishers CT-1 cable tracker and PT-1 pipe tracker, Castle’s team of divers searched for a high voltage power cable and pipeline running through the area. Complicating the job was the excessive amount of debris littering the site, including steel plates, beams, and wire rope. Also close by were a seawall, constructed of steel-reinforced concrete and steel plates. Very high concentrations of ferrous metal in the area prevented the use a standard magnetometer, as it would be impossible to locate individual pieces.

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