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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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Using TerminalSmart to Jumpstart your  Industry 4.0 Initiative [Whitepaper]

Posted by PortVision on May 9, 2018 6:07:00 AM

 

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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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Creating an Industry 4.0 Terminal: Where to Start? [Whitepaper]

Posted by PortVision on Apr 24, 2018 6:07:00 AM

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Are You Missing the Industry 4.0 Revolution? [Whitepaper]

Posted by PortVision on Apr 10, 2018 6:07:00 AM

Industry 4.0 is having a profound effect on the oil and gas industry, improving operations by aggregating sensor and planning/forecasting data into one shared view along backed by analytics and real-time alerting capabilities.  These innovations may be even more important at the terminal, where low oil prices coupled with aging assets are putting severe pressure on operators to improve profitability through better productivity. Are you taking advantage of Industry 4.0 in these critical midstream and downstream operations?

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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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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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Barge Revenues Drop in Spite of Record Harvest

Posted by PortVision on Apr 18, 2017 6:07:00 AM

A few years ago, with grain volumes on the rise, adding more barges to the fleet seemed a good idea to many U.S. shippers. More barges. Bigger loads. Larger profits. But things haven’t worked out as planned, even with the recent record-breaking harvests of corn and soybeans.

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