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Heavy Smog in China’s Ports Causes Costly Delays

Posted by PortVision on Mar 21, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The watchdogs at China’s Ministry of Environment probably weren’t surprised at the shipping delays recently caused by the heavy smog in the major ports in northern China. But the shippers were.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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PortVision's Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Posted by PortVision on Dec 31, 2016 6:07:00 AM

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Satellite AIS: The Largest Maritime Paradigm Shift in Over a Century

Posted by PortVision on Dec 14, 2016 2:25:58 PM

***This article was written by George Guy Thomas and originally appeared on Orbcomm's Blog on November 30, 2016. You can view the original article HERE.

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Protecting Maritime Assets

Posted by Jason Tieman on Oct 25, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the October 2016 edition of Ocean News & Technology

Safety and security are as important as operational efficiency for owners of geographically dispersed maritime assets and remote infrastructure. These organizations are increasingly much more proactive about monitoring and responding to the threat that vessels pose to assets including pipelines, offshore rigs and other fixed infrastructure above and below the water. When a vessel comes into contact with these assets, it can lead to unplanned and expensive surveys, repairs, costly litigation, and the potential of third-party claims for the economic and environmental impacts of a spill in the maritime environment.

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