PortVision Improves Waterway Visibility for Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) Members
Members Can See GICA Alerts About Nation’s Third Busiest Waterway By Accessing the Web-Based Mapping Tool in PortVision’s AIS Vessel-Tracking Service
Houston, TX, August 11, 2011 -- PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today announced an agreement with the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) that will enable the organization’s members to view GICA waterway alerts and related notices in the web-based map display of PortVision’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel-tracking service. PortVision’s business intelligence service combines real-time AIS data visualization and historical information with powerful management tools to deliver a comprehensive view of vessel traffic in user-defined monitoring zones.
GICA announced the agreement with PortVision to its members today at the organization’s 106th Annual Convention in New Orleans which continues through August 12, 2011. All GICA members will have web access to PortVision’s map display, where they can view all current GICA alerts and notices. GICA members who are also PortVision customers will be able to see the alerts in a single integrated display alongside other regularly used PortVision information, including vessel position reports, PortVision alerts and current weather conditions.
“We are pleased to be offering this valuable service to our members,” said Jim Stark, executive director with GICA. “GICA will be placing alert icons on PortVision’s web-based map display, and annotating them with other useful details to provide a variety of timely, actionable information that will enhance the value of GICA membership and improve efficiency and safety on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.”
“GICA has been a long-time user of the PortVision service, and we are very happy to be extending its benefits to the broader GICA membership,” said Dean Rosenberg, PortVision chief executive officer. “All GICA members will now be able to see theorganization’s alerts in a geographic context within our convenient map display, and those who are also PortVision customers can combine this information with our other fleet-management features to gain even better visibility that will drive better business decisions.”