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New Chinese Satellite Network Plan Announced

Posted by PortVision on Feb 22, 2017 12:07:00 AM

A new communications satellite network owned by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will be up and running by 2020. The new network plan was announced at the Fourth Aerospace Internationalization Forum in Beijing in December, 2016. Maritime Executive reports that the satellites, known together as the Hongyan system, will operate globally.

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Visit Oceaneering at the 2017 MVTTC Conference in New Orleans!

Posted by PortVision on Feb 20, 2017 12:04:38 PM

 
 

Oceaneering's PortVision will be attending the 35th Annual World Trade & Transport Conference February 22 - 24, 2017 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans. If you are planning to attend as well, stop by our Oceaneering - Global Data Solutions table.

The Global Data Solutions division of Oceaneering is focused on three critical aspects of optimizing your operations; remotely capturing the right data across your organization, communicating and networking your data from any environment, and intelligent management of the aggregated data allowing for rapid analysis and action. Stop by to speak with our team and learn more about: 
 
  • Asset Performance Management - assessing your current systems and existing data to reducing cost, optimize resources, and managing risk
  • PortVision 360 - for monitoring and managing vessel activity  
  • TerminalSmart - to optimize your dock activity
  • Video Vault - for all your video management needs
  • Asset Monitoring Intelligence Center (AMIC) - a 24/7 team of professionals focused on monitoring and assessing your data as the first line of action.
If you are unable to attend but would like more information about our services, please email me at jtieman@oceaneering.com or call me at 409-256-5560. Hope to see you there!
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Join Oceaneering at the first ever Oceanology International Conference in North America

Posted by PortVision on Feb 14, 2017 5:54:21 PM

Oceaneering will be presenting at the first Oceanology International North America Conference tomorrow, February 15th, at the San Diego Convention center.  

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EIA says 2016 was a good year for the US petroleum industry

Posted by PortVision on Feb 7, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has determined that using real-time export data provides more accurate weekly petroleum statistics. The export data will now be provided by US Customs and Border Protection where previously it was estimated from monthly US Census Bureau reports which interjected an emphasis on market volatility.

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Oceaneering Presenting at this Years DP Conference in London

Posted by PortVision on Feb 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Oceaneering will be presenting at this year’s European Dynamic Positioning Conference on Tuesday, February 7th, in London. Mark Stevens, the Director of Oceaneering’s Global Data Solutions group, will be speaking about “The Latest in Precise Point Positioning”.

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New, Aggressive Clean Air Action Plan for LA/Long Beach Ports

Posted by PortVision on Jan 31, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Driven by California's Sustainable Freight Action Plan, the ports of LA and Long Beach are updating their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The state's plan, unveiled in July 2016, focuses on improvements to freight infrastructure efficiency, a transition to zero-emission tech, and a goal to make California's freight system more competitive. According to the Journal of Commerce, these ports currently have the strictest air-quality standards in the US and this new update of their CAAP will create environmental policies that some cargo owners and port clients fear will make the port complex less competitive.

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OPEC set to cut production in 2017

Posted by PortVision on Jan 24, 2017 6:07:00 AM

In an effort to decrease oil inventories, OPEC nations as well as other oil-rich countries, agreed at the end of November to cut their production of oil. As reported in BloombergMarkets, this is the first such cut since 2008. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Russia signed on to the agreement of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Nigeria and Libya were exempt and Indonesia was granted a freeze of its membership. The price of oil immediately rose on the production cut news.

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Seven Crewmen Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jan 19, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Last Friday night, at approximately 1800 CST, a cargo ship sank in the southern part of the North Sea, about 35 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate.

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First Offshore Wind Farm in US Launches

Posted by PortVision on Jan 17, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The Block Island Wind Farm, located 22 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, went into full production in December, 2016. It is America's first offshore wind farm and will deliver electricity into the New England energy grid by a submarine transmission cable system, called sea2shore.

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Advantages of the Revised Guidelines for Use of AIS

Posted by PortVision on Jan 12, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Back in February of 2016, the IMO adopted new guidelines for the safe and effective onboard operational use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). The adoption of these guidelines – per Resolution A.1106(29) – in effect revoked earlier resolutions: A.917(22) and A.956(23). The new guidelines offer vital information to mariners on the use and potential use of AIS, as well as its limits.

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