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Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Terminal

Posted by Bob Kessler on Nov 29, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article appears in the November 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Processing. You can view the original HERE.

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Terminal Logistics: Technology Optimizes Terminal Management

Posted by Bob Kessler on Oct 30, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article was originally written by Robert Kessler  for October 2018 issue of The American Oil & Gas Reporter

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Industry 4.0 Solution Marries Siloed Data for Terminals

Posted by Bob Kessler on Jun 26, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 edition of Maritime Logistics Professional. You can view the original here.

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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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AIS: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Posted by Bob Kessler on Dec 20, 2017 6:07:00 AM

This article was originally published in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Tug & OSV. Robert Kessler, Program Manager, Maritime Global Data Solutions at Oceaneering International, looks at the continuing impact of online vessel tracking.

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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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Asset Management: Offshore Operators Have Tools to Reduce Risks, Improve Logistics

Posted by Bob Kessler on Dec 6, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Oceaneering's Robert Kessler, Maritime Program Manager of Global Data Solutions, for the November 2017 Exclusive Story on The American Oil & Gas Reporter.

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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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Tanker Terminal Idle Time Measurement and Analysis

Posted by Bob Kessler on Mar 31, 2016 6:07:00 AM

Dock utilization is a typical key performance indicator (KPI) used by marine tanker terminals to measure efficiency. It is generally calculated as a percentage of time a dock is occupied as opposed to vacant or experiencing an outage.

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Domestic Oil = Domestic Ships. And that means, Domestic Ship Tracking.

Posted by Bob Kessler on Jan 8, 2014 1:07:00 PM

The eagle ford shale play in Southern Texas appears to be producing more than enough oil for the regional refineries to crack.   Crude Oil is banned from export out of the US (with the special exception of Canada).   That means the destination for the oil is  refineries elsewhere along the Gulf Coast and up the East Coast.   Oil moves by barge from Corpus Christi to Houston, Port Arthur and sometimes Lake Charles along the intercoastal waterway.  Oil moves by ocean going barges and vessels to Lake Charles, Port Arthur, LOOP, Louisiana, Philadelphia and New Jersey.  There is so much oil moving out of Corpus Christi, the pilots recently changed some of the transit rules to accommodate increased traffic.   Daylight transit restrictions and a two pilot requirement are in place for the larger tankers. 

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