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What is AIS Tracking and Why is it Important?

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 5, 2018 6:07:00 AM

 
What is AIS Tracking?
 
AIS, short for Automatic Identification System , is an automatic ship tracking system used onboard ships as well as onshore VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) systems to monitor vessel movements around the world. An AIS signal is sent from a transponder onboard a vessel to a receiver located onshore or on another vessel. AIS was originally created to supplement marine radar tracking for collision avoidance and safety efforts on the waterway. However, since then, AIS data has evolved into a vital tool for a number of different maritime stakeholders, including: shipowners, cargo owners, vessel operators, cargo dispatchers, marine service providers, terminal operators, charters, traders, maritime law firms, and many more.
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Logistics Management: System Optimizes Terminal Storage & Transportation

Posted by Bob Kessler on May 15, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the March 2018 edition of The American Oil & Gas Reporter. To view the original, please click here.

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From Dock to Tank to Pipeline

Posted by PortVision on May 1, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the Spring 2018 edition of Storage Terminals magazine. For more articles, visit http://www.storageterminalsmag.com/ and subscribe.

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AIS: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Posted by Bob Kessler on Dec 20, 2017 6:07:00 AM

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Digital platform reduces terminal delays by 35%

Posted by Bob Kessler on Dec 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Martyn Wingrove for TankerShipping.com on Dec 6, 2017. To see the original, please click HERE.

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Asset Management: Offshore Operators Have Tools to Reduce Risks, Improve Logistics

Posted by Bob Kessler on Dec 6, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Oceaneering's Robert Kessler, Maritime Program Manager of Global Data Solutions, for the November 2017 Exclusive Story on The American Oil & Gas Reporter.

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Deepwater Oil Exploration Buoyed by Recent Offshore Auction

Posted by PortVision on Sep 26, 2017 6:07:00 AM

High bids by major oil producers in a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore auction point toward a resurgence of interest in deepwater exploration. This year’s bids totaled $121 million—nearly a seven-fold increase over the bids on the Outer Continental Shelf auctioned last summer by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

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Natural Gas Boom Likely to Compound Congestion at Ports in Gulf

Posted by PortVision on Jul 18, 2017 1:04:08 PM

With the increase in America’s production and export of natural gas, some industry experts warn of bigger traffic jams among tankers at the busiest ports in the Gulf. The congestion is not exactly on par with an LA freeway at rush hour, but sizable enough to cause costly delays.

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AIS Vessel Tracking Provides View of USS Fitzgerald Collision

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 22, 2017 6:07:00 AM

 Early Saturday morning, a US destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, was hit by a container ship just off the coast of Shimoda, Japan. The collision claimed the lives of seven US Navy Sailors. In the aftermath of this tragedy, both sides are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

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Will OPEC’s extension of production cuts lead to higher oil prices?

Posted by PortVision on Jun 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM

In Vienna on May 25, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies — including Russia — agreed to extend their cutbacks in oil production in hopes of addressing the glut of oil that’s been keeping down the price-per-barrel.

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