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PortVision CEO to Testify at U.S. Congressional Hearing On How to Improve Maritime Safety, Security and Efficiency

Posted by Andrea LaVorgna on May 20, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Houston, TX – May 20, 2014 – PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today announced that CEO Dean Rosenberg has accepted an invitation to testify tomorrow before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.  Rosenberg will be one of six panelists speaking on the subject of how new ocean technologies can promote efficient maritime transportation and improve maritime domain awareness and response capability.

“It is a privilege and honor to be speaking on behalf of our company, customers, partners and fellow waterway stakeholders,” Rosenberg said.  “We depend upon -- and collaborate with -- the federal government to keep our waterways safe, secure and efficient.  I will be sharing examples of how our vessel-tracking service is solving a wide variety of maritime safety, security and efficiency challenges for both business and government users including the U.S. Coast Guard, and how broader application of these technologies and best practices at the field operations level can significantly improve the agency’s ability to execute its mission.”

Rosenberg’s scheduled testimony is at the invitation of U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, subcommittee chairman.  With jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard and issues ranging from port security and waterway safety to maritime transportation and regulatory activities, the subcommittee makes legislative recommendations to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  PortVision has been serving the maritime industry since 2006 with patented vessel-tracking services that leverage federally mandated Automatic Identification System (AIS) collision-avoidance data.  PortVision customers use this service and its combination of both real-time and historical vessel-position data to solve business problems and improve a variety of maritime operations.  

“The Coast Guard helps ensure the safety and efficiency of our waterways, and also is a critical line of defense against threats to America’s borders,” Hunter said.  “Technology is an important part of this mission, and we need to make sure that we are taking advantage of the most effective solutions.  PortVision is an industry pioneer in vessel-tracking technology with a wealth of knowledge about the latest advances, the best ways to develop, deploy and apply technology, and what’s on the horizon.  We are grateful to have Dean participating in tomorrow’s hearing.”  

The hearing will begin at 9:30 AM EST on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of the news media are encouraged to attend in person.  Click here to watch a live video stream of the hearing on the subcommittee’s website.

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