PortVision Hosts Marine Terminal Personnel at TerminalSmart User Summit

Posted by Bob Kessler

Event Promotes Dialog, Brainstorming and Networking

Houston, TX – September 18, 2012 -- PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today announced plans for its 2012 TerminalSmart User Summit, a forum to bring together marine terminal management and operations personnel for dialog, brainstorming, and industry networking to enhance the benefits of PortVision’s Automatic Identification System (AIS)-based business optimization solutions.

"These summits help us meet the evolving needs of our marine terminal customers and the maritime industry as a whole,” said Dean Rosenberg, PortVision chief executive officer. “We continue our mission in bringing AIS technology from its original purpose as a ship collision avoidance system, to an increasingly powerful tool for enterprise management, analytics, reporting and process improvement."

The summit will address key issues facing marine terminals, particularly marine operations associated with the petrochemical supply chain. This includes marine transportation managers challenged with chartering, scheduling, vetting, logistics, loss control and demurrage management, as well as operations managers responsible for front-line dock activities and dock management. Representatives from a number of major oil companies and leading terminal operators have already registered to attend.

PortVision has been widely adopted for use by marine terminals, including petrochemical refineries and third-party midstream facilities. PortVision released TerminalSmart™ and the Dock Management System in 2009 to meet the specific needs of marine terminals. Since then, these systems have been widely adopted for marine terminal management. PortVision is hosting the TerminalSmart User Summit in response to customer requests to have a forum where they can share ideas and experiences in a collaborative environment to drive further business improvement within their individual organizations and across the industry.

PortVision is hosting its TerminalSmart User Summit Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas. The event is open to marine terminal managers and operations personnel, and requires pre-registration. Registration is available on http://www.linkedin.com/company/portvision and by contacting PortVision at 1.713.337.3737 x 201. There is no cost to attend if reservations are made before September 29, 2012. Attendees do not need to be an existing PortVision customer to participate.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2012 12:49:00 PM