How our subscribers use PortVision
Every day we learn how our customers are leveraging PortVision to reduce costs, enhance safety and security, and even identify new revenue opportunities. Click below for PortVision case studies across a wide variety of maritime users. If you would like to discuss your specific requirements or setup a free trial to explore PortVision further, then contact us today.
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A regional maritime association used PortVision to identify the source of ATON damage, and used PortVision playback and documentation to quickly recover the cost of repair from the responsible party.
A major marine terminal used PortVision to identify the source of dock damage and recover a financial settlement from the responsible party.
A consortium of workboat operators in the Gulf of Mexico uses the business intelligence and reporting features of PortVision Advantage to identify vessels and operators that are not in compliance of the Jones Act. The consortium uses documentation from PortVision to bring such activity to the attention of interested parties, including government agencies and legal representatives.
A towing company identified non-compliance of company procedures and stopped a dangerous employee practice, enhancing its safety and protection of personnel and property.
TOTAL Petrochemical used PortVision to reduce barge demurrage by over $1M per year at their Beaumont Refinery. Read the complete report here.
A major waterborne terminal incorporates PortVision into their demurrage claims approval process. They use PortVision to compare the reported time of NOR tender to the actual arrival at the sea buoy. If there is a discrepancy, the hours are deducted from the claim prior to payment.
An oil refinery successfully disputed two separate demurrage claims totaling $1.3M. PortVision Advantage provided the historical reporting, analysis, and playback to demonstrate that the original claims were unfounded. With the documentation from PortVision, the refinery was able to avoid a protracted and costly legal process.
A federal agency used PortVision Advantage to verify claims associated with impacted vessels after a waterway closure. By using PortVision, the agency was able to successfully reject over $100,000 in claims.
The United States Coast Guard used PortVision to identify likely suspect vessels associated with a diesel spill off the West Coast of the US. Read the story here.
A maritime attorney used PortVision Advantage and PortVision’s Legal Support Services to reproduce actual vessel movements in preparation for litigation.
On its first day of using a PortVision Trial account, a major oil company identified an opportunity to recover $23,000.
A survey company uses PortVision to receive real-time mobile text messages to operate more efficiently based on real-time vessel locations and movements, minimizing fuel and labor time.
A major oil refinery reduced its 2008 demurrage cost by over $1 million by using the PortVision Advantage playback feature. Dock operators use PortVision to locate a ship tender faster and get real-time tug availability information. The refinery also uses PortVision to ensure that vessels are compliant with all contractual agreements.
A United States Coast Guard sector uses PortVision to streamline the process of boardings by leveraging real-time vessel location data and alerts in PortVision.
A waterborne terminal uses PortVision to hold their marine service providers accountable for providing timely information about work status and ETAs. By using the real-time views and alerts in PortVision, the terminal is able to better collaborate with vendors and service providers, resulting in reduced costs and improved efficiency.
A major oil company uses PortVision’s global data service to gain market intelligence associated with tanker locations and movements. PortVision reporting provides the company with value-added information about contango and other trading phenomena.
A fuel service provider uses PortVision to analyze vessel activities at competitive fuel docks, and then targets sales and marketing activities to increase revenue.
A towing company identifies the locations of competitor vessels to determine how best to serve customers.
A trade association used PortVision to demonstrate the impact of inland waterway obstructions and lock closures to the global supply chain.
The Port of San Diego uses PortVision to automate the reporting of maximum vessel speeds for vessels transiting from 20 nm to the sea buoy. The Vessel Speed Reduction program is a voluntary program designed to recognize those operators who reduce emissions by slowing to 12 knots when transiting near the Port. For more details on the VSR program, click here.
A waterborne terminal was performing major dock repair and wanted to be notified when large vessels would be passing the dock so that safety precautions could be enacted. PortVision was configured to automatically trigger an audible and visual alarm at the dock whenever large vessels were transiting toward the terminal at a speed of over 5 knots.
A major oil company uses PortVision’s global data service to minimize costs associated with tanker spot charters. PortVision identifies current tanker locations and recent movements, providing value-added data that can be used in chartering activities.
A freight forwarder integrated PortVision into their existing customer extranet to provide customers with real-time status updates on vessel movements.
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. “Most of the time we can berth in one or two days,” said an officer aboard the 119,503 deadweight tonne Nord Vela, anchored off Caofeidian in early January. “But we’ve been waiting four days already.”...Read more