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How to Control Rising Demurrage Costs at U.S. Ports

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Apr 7, 2016 6:07:00 AM

*This article first appeared in the May 2015 edition of World Port Development

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Riding for a Cause

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Apr 24, 2015 1:32:50 PM

Last weekend I participated in the BP MS150, a 2-day bike ride from Houston to Austin, Texas.  The event raises funds to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects over 2.3 million people around the world.  The BP MS150 has been adopted by the oil industry in Houston with oil majors and service providers coming out in droves.  With over 13,000 riders, the event is one of the largest cycling events in the world, and raised over $20 million dollars in 2014.  
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Vessel tracking from space with Satellite AIS

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Jan 27, 2015 2:01:00 PM

As many of the readers of this blog already know, Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a VHF protocol that has been mandated on large vessels by IMO for collision avoidance and to enhance navigation since 2005.  Every vessel over 300 gross tons (or over 65 feet in the USA) carries an AIS transponder that receives broadcasts from nearby vessels, and also transmits identifying information about the vessel carrying the transponder.  Information including a ship’s location, speed, and identifying information is transmitted multiple times per minute when a vessel is underway, and every few minutes when docked.  You can view all details associated with the AIS specification at the USCG Navigation Center website.

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PortVision receives FCC License to transmit AIS safety message directly to wheelhouse

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Sep 30, 2014 1:46:26 PM

Earlier this month PortVision received a license  from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that allows PortVision to transmit AIS safety messages directly to vessels that appear to be encroaching on fixed asset infrastructure such as offshore pipelines. Over the last two decades, marine pipeline accidents have been responsible for dozens of deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure damage. PortVision has been working with the Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) since 2012 to use AIS and related technology to improve safety around offshore pipelines. Digital Ship wrote about the initiative here.

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For US Energy Policy, YOUR Input Matters

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Jul 23, 2014 6:07:30 PM

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently in the process of updating its Five Year Program.  As part of this process, offshore stakeholders once again have the opportunity to provide input for consideration.  The development process for the 2017-2022 program was formally launched a few weeks ago when BOEM issued a Request For Information (RFI).  The RFI is subject to a 45-day public comment period that concludes on July 30.  It is critical that the BOEM hear from a broad array of offshore stakeholders whose activities are affected by their actions, and who depend on an expansive 2017-2022 Five Year Program.   I personally will be sending the following letter, and I encourage you to do the same. Letters can be sent to the address below.

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The next exciting chapter for PortVision - An open letter to our customers, partners, and friends

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Jun 3, 2014 5:06:19 PM

In 2005, four oil companies came to AIRSIS asking if we could help them. In 2007, PortVision was born as a result of that request and collaboration. Through the years we have worked closely with many of you to meet the industry’s vessel tracking, fleet management, and terminal management needs through our PortVision and TerminalSmart product lines.  For those who have been on this journey with us, I would like to thank you for your support, collaboration, and patronage. 

Today will begin an exciting new chapter for PortVision that will result in PortVision growing our technical team, evolving our operations and support resources, and expanding our global AIS coverage. 

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[Video] PortVision Goes to Washington…

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on May 22, 2014 2:16:00 PM

Yesterday I was honored to have the opportunity to testify before the US House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.  The purpose of the hearing was to focus on new ocean technologies, how these technologies can improve government performance, and any impediments that exist in the use of these technologies.  As Chairman Duncan Hunter’s office said in a press release announcing the hearing, understanding and monitoring our oceans and how they are being used is vital to our national defense, the safety of marine transportation, and to the protection and use of the natural resources contained in these areas.  The Coast Guard and other federal agencies must rely on ocean observation and maritime domain awareness (MDA) technologies in order to make the most efficient use of valuable vessel, aircraft and crew time.  Yesterday’s hearing examined developments in these areas from private companies and academic institutions, and the potential impacts of federal regulatory regimes on the use of these commercial technologies.

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Top Vessel-Tracking Trends For 2014

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Jan 20, 2014 6:13:00 PM

Trend #1:  Improving real-time visibility and decision-making. 

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Feature Friday: All I want for Christmas is… System Integration?

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Dec 20, 2013 7:29:00 PM

In this edition of Feature Friday I thought we would do something a little bit different.

While many followers of our blog are users of our PortVision products for AIS-based vessel tracking, some of the highest-value shore-side uses of AIS data occur when the data is integrated into existing enterprise systems to solve specific business problems.  In recent years, PortVision has been involved in a number of different integration projects to meet specific customer objectives, including:

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Captain Phillips, Part 2: The AIS connection

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Oct 25, 2013 12:37:00 PM

In my last blog post I talked about how the new Tom Hanks movie has shed a positive light on the maritime industry, and may have a far-reaching effect into driving young people’s interest in our industry.  If you missed my musing the first time around, you can read it here.

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