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AIS vs Radar: Vessel Tracking Options

Posted by Aaron Kline on Jul 31, 2018 6:07:00 AM

What is AIS Tracking?

Automatic Identification System (AIS) tracking is a method of contact identification and analysis used by vessel operators to avoid collisions at sea.  Most commercial vessels are required by regulation to transmit an AIS signal on the VHF marine band which includes information such as the ship’s name, position, call sign, course and speed.  Vessel owners can purchase an AIS transceiver that will translate the signal and plot the positional data on an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) or any number of marine charting platforms.  The vessel captain has a common operational picture of their surroundings and can use this information to safely navigate and identify vessels that may pose a risk of collision.

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How to Use AIS Data to Your Advantage

Posted by Landers M. Weakley on Jul 24, 2018 6:07:00 AM

WHAT IS AIS DATA?
 
As the world becomes more complex and interconnected, the speed and reliability of data is critical to make more concise and effective decisions. In the wake of the 2002 SOLAS agreement’s relative mandate, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed the Automatic Identification System (AIS) as a standard intended to monitor live marine traffic around the globe.
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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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Oceaneering's TerminalSmart team will be at ITLA 2018

Posted by PortVision on Jun 11, 2018 6:37:19 PM

Join Oceaneering at the 38th annual International Liquid Terminals Association  (ILTA) Conference & Trade Show in downtown Houston on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. If you are planning to attend the event at the George R Brown convention center, stop by the Oceaneering booth #143, next to the ice cream stand!

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What is AIS Tracking and Why is it Important?

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 5, 2018 6:07:00 AM

 
What is AIS Tracking?
 
AIS, short for Automatic Identification System , is an automatic ship tracking system used onboard ships as well as onshore VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) systems to monitor vessel movements around the world. An AIS signal is sent from a transponder onboard a vessel to a receiver located onshore or on another vessel. AIS was originally created to supplement marine radar tracking for collision avoidance and safety efforts on the waterway. However, since then, AIS data has evolved into a vital tool for a number of different maritime stakeholders, including: shipowners, cargo owners, vessel operators, cargo dispatchers, marine service providers, terminal operators, charters, traders, maritime law firms, and many more.
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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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Using TerminalSmart to Jumpstart your  Industry 4.0 Initiative [Whitepaper]

Posted by PortVision on May 9, 2018 6:07:00 AM

 

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From Dock to Tank to Pipeline

Posted by PortVision on May 1, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the Spring 2018 edition of Storage Terminals magazine. For more articles, visit http://www.storageterminalsmag.com/ and subscribe.

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Creating an Industry 4.0 Terminal: Where to Start? [Whitepaper]

Posted by PortVision on Apr 24, 2018 6:07:00 AM

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Are You Missing the Industry 4.0 Revolution? [Whitepaper]

Posted by PortVision on Apr 10, 2018 6:07:00 AM

Industry 4.0 is having a profound effect on the oil and gas industry, improving operations by aggregating sensor and planning/forecasting data into one shared view along backed by analytics and real-time alerting capabilities.  These innovations may be even more important at the terminal, where low oil prices coupled with aging assets are putting severe pressure on operators to improve profitability through better productivity. Are you taking advantage of Industry 4.0 in these critical midstream and downstream operations?

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