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AIS vs Radar: Vessel Tracking Options

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

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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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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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New Chinese Satellite Network Plan Announced

Posted by PortVision on Feb 22, 2017 12:07:00 AM

A new communications satellite network owned by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will be up and running by 2020. The new network plan was announced at the Fourth Aerospace Internationalization Forum in Beijing in December, 2016. Maritime Executive reports that the satellites, known together as the Hongyan system, will operate globally.

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Visit Oceaneering at the 2017 MVTTC Conference in New Orleans!

Posted by PortVision on Feb 20, 2017 12:04:38 PM

 

Oceaneering's PortVision will be attending the 35th Annual World Trade & Transport Conference February 22 - 24, 2017 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans. If you are planning to attend as well, stop by our Oceaneering - Global Data Solutions table.

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Seven Crewmen Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jan 19, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Last Friday night, at approximately 1800 CST, a cargo ship sank in the southern part of the North Sea, about 35 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate.

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Satellite AIS: The Largest Maritime Paradigm Shift in Over a Century

Posted by PortVision on Dec 14, 2016 2:25:58 PM

***This article was written by George Guy Thomas and originally appeared on Orbcomm's Blog on November 30, 2016. You can view the original article HERE.

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Protecting Maritime Assets

Posted by Jason Tieman on Oct 25, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the October 2016 edition of Ocean News & Technology

Safety and security are as important as operational efficiency for owners of geographically dispersed maritime assets and remote infrastructure. These organizations are increasingly much more proactive about monitoring and responding to the threat that vessels pose to assets including pipelines, offshore rigs and other fixed infrastructure above and below the water. When a vessel comes into contact with these assets, it can lead to unplanned and expensive surveys, repairs, costly litigation, and the potential of third-party claims for the economic and environmental impacts of a spill in the maritime environment.

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Protecting Your Assets in the Maritime Environment

Posted by Jason Tieman on Jul 21, 2016 12:14:11 PM


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