PortVision’s Maritime Enterprise Business Solution Will Help Sunoco Logistics Streamline Operations and Improve Efficiency
Houston, TX –November 13, 2012 -- PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with Sunoco Logistics to provide the company with its TerminalSmart™ platform, which integrates dock management, scheduling, reporting and analytics with the PortVision Automatic Identification System (AIS)-based vessel tracking services.
“PortVision’s TerminalSmart platform is expected to bring important capabilities to our business operations,” said Dave Chalson, Sunoco Logistics’ vice president of operations. “It is anticipated that this product will help our marine transportation managers improve scheduling, vetting, logistics, loss control and demurrage management, and streamline and enhance activities associated with front-line dock activities and dock management.” Sunoco Logistics will be deploying the TerminalSmart platform at multiple terminals throughout the U.S.
“We are pleased that Sunoco has selected TerminalSmart for its busy U.S. terminal operations,” said Dean Rosenberg, PortVision chief executive officer. “Sunoco Logistics is widely regarded as having among the most efficient and attractively located pipelines and terminals in the Gulf Coast, and we are committed to helping the company further improve operational performance with the TerminalSmart platform.”
TerminalSmart is the industry’s first web-based service platform that integrates vessel tracking, dock management, and analysis in a single, convenient operational dashboard for marine terminal operators. TerminalSmart supports dock scheduling, comprehensive dock activity logging, and business intelligence reporting. The platform provides real-time operational benefits such as predictive ETA of inbound vessels, and real-time alerting of stakeholders based on dock schedule changes.
TerminalSmart also gives terminal operators access to PortVision’s comprehensive database of both real-time and historical vessel movements based on AIS vessel-tracking data, and combines it with powerful management, analysis and reporting tools to enhance terminal operations.
About Sunoco Logistics
Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXL), headquartered in Philadelphia, is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary pipeline, terminalling and crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. The Refined Products Pipelines consist of approximately 2,500 miles of refined products pipelines located in the northeast, midwest and southwest United States, and equity interests in four refined products pipelines. The Crude Oil Pipelines consist of approximately 5,400 miles of crude oil pipelines, located principally in Oklahoma and Texas. The Terminal Facilities consist of approximately 42 million shell barrels of refined products and crude oil terminal capacity (including approximately 22 million shell barrels of capacity at the Nederland Terminal on the Gulf Coast of Texas and approximately 5 million shell barrels of capacity at the Eagle Point terminal on the banks of the Delaware River in New Jersey). The Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing business involves the acquisition and marketing of crude oil and is principally conducted in Oklahoma and Texas and consists of approximately 190 crude oil transport trucks and approximately 120 crude oil truck unloading facilities.
PortVision’s web-based enterprise software and services help oil companies, marine terminal operators, fleet owners/operators and other maritime users improve business operations through instant, continuous visibility into vessel and terminal activities. PortVision’s enterprise software solutions leverage the company’s Automated Identification System (AIS) vessel-tracking service to automate and enhance operations, reduce costs, improve safety and security, and drive better business decisions. The PortVision service also has been deployed by homeland security agencies and government and regulatory bodies, incident responders, insurance providers and legal entities. Based in Houston, Texas, PortVision is a service of AIRSIS Inc., a San Diego-based technology company.
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