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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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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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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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Protecting Your Assets in the Maritime Environment

Posted by Jason Tieman on Jul 21, 2016 12:14:11 PM


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Using PortVision to Track NASA's Last Space Shuttle Tank

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 16, 2016 6:07:00 AM

On April 12th, NASA shipped its last-existing, built-for-flight space shuttle external tank from it's Michoud Assemby Facility in Louisiana to the California Science Center so it can be displayed with the space shuttle Endeavour. Once opened, in 2019, this exhibit will be the only place to see a fully authentic space shuttle in a launch pad-like configuration.

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Easing Congestion: Methods for Handling Traffic

Posted by Bob Kessler on May 18, 2016 10:30:00 AM

According to the US Federal Maritime Commission, port congestion is global and reaching critical proportions. Larger ships, stronger economies, weather-related problems, labor uncertainty and overdue upgrades/expansions to port infrastructure have all combined to generate more port congestion than ever before. At many ports, congestion has become a persistent problem, with vessels frequently forced to wait at anchor for a berth. Meanwhile, ships maneuvering around anchored vessels increase the danger of collisions, and tidal currents and wave action make tightly packed ships in harbor areas vulnerable.

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Improving terminal operations while simplifying regulatory compliance reporting

Posted by Jason Tieman on May 12, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in the Sep/Oct 2013 edition of Tank Storage Magazine

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New AIS Use for Wildlife Conservation

Posted by PortVision on May 10, 2016 6:08:00 AM

An important new use for AIS surfaced in a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society. In a multi-member partnership of the WCS, NOAA, the US Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google and SkyTruth, research was performed that points to the possibility that AIS data could help to minimize the negative effects of shipping on wildlife.

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