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Identify responsible party for ATON damage

A regional maritime association used PortVision to identify the source of ATON damage, and used PortVision playback and documentation to quickly recover the cost of repair from the responsible party.

Identify source of dock damage

A major marine terminal used PortVision to identify the source of dock damage and recover a financial settlement from the responsible party.


Identify non-compliance of the US Jones Act

A consortium of workboat operators in the Gulf of Mexico uses the business intelligence and reporting features of PortVision Advantage to identify vessels and operators that are not in compliance of the Jones Act. The consortium uses documentation from PortVision to bring such activity to the attention of interested parties, including government agencies and legal representatives.

Employee compliance

A towing company identified non-compliance of company procedures and stopped a dangerous employee practice, enhancing its safety and protection of personnel and property.

Demurrage reduction at a major oil refinery

TOTAL Petrochemical used PortVision to reduce barge demurrage by over $1M per year at their Beaumont Refinery. Read the complete report here.

Verify demurrage claims

A major waterborne terminal incorporates PortVision into their demurrage claims approval process. They use PortVision to compare the reported time of NOR tender to the actual arrival at the sea buoy. If there is a discrepancy, the hours are deducted from the claim prior to payment.

Rejection of major demurrage claims without litigation

An oil refinery successfully disputed two separate demurrage claims totaling $1.3M. PortVision Advantage provided the historical reporting, analysis, and playback to demonstrate that the original claims were unfounded. With the documentation from PortVision, the refinery was able to avoid a protracted and costly legal process.


Verify claims associated with incident response

A federal agency used PortVision Advantage to verify claims associated with impacted vessels after a waterway closure. By using PortVision, the agency was able to successfully reject over $100,000 in claims.

Support oil spill investigation

The United States Coast Guard used PortVision to identify likely suspect vessels associated with a diesel spill off the West Coast of the US. Read the story here.


Litigation support and avoidance

A maritime attorney used PortVision Advantage and PortVision’s Legal Support Services to reproduce actual vessel movements in preparation for litigation.


New customer saves $23,000

On its first day of using a PortVision Trial account, a major oil company identified an opportunity to recover $23,000.

Survey company minimized fuel and labor costs

A survey company uses PortVision to receive real-time mobile text messages to operate more efficiently based on real-time vessel locations and movements, minimizing fuel and labor time.

Major oil refinery reduced labor, fuel, and service costs

A major oil refinery reduced its 2008 demurrage cost by over $1 million by using the PortVision Advantage playback feature. Dock operators use PortVision to locate a ship tender faster and get real-time tug availability information. The refinery also uses PortVision to ensure that vessels are compliant with all contractual agreements.

Streamline the process of USCG boardings

A United States Coast Guard sector uses PortVision to streamline the process of boardings by leveraging real-time vessel location data and alerts in PortVision.

Vendor management: Moving to a performance-based culture

A waterborne terminal uses PortVision to hold their marine service providers accountable for providing timely information about work status and ETAs. By using the real-time views and alerts in PortVision, the terminal is able to better collaborate with vendors and service providers, resulting in reduced costs and improved efficiency.

Market Intelligence

Market intelligence in support of oil trading

A major oil company uses PortVision’s global data service to gain market intelligence associated with tanker locations and movements. PortVision reporting provides the company with value-added information about contango and other trading phenomena.

Market intelligence

A fuel service provider uses PortVision to analyze vessel activities at competitive fuel docks, and then targets sales and marketing activities to increase revenue.

Market intelligence

A towing company identifies the locations of competitor vessels to determine how best to serve customers.

Public Policy

Public policy analysis

A trade association used PortVision to demonstrate the impact of inland waterway obstructions and lock closures to the global supply chain.

Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) program

The Port of San Diego uses PortVision to automate the reporting of maximum vessel speeds for vessels transiting from 20 nm to the sea buoy. The Vessel Speed Reduction program is a voluntary program designed to recognize those operators who reduce emissions by slowing to 12 knots when transiting near the Port. For more details , click here.


Enhance safety during major dock repair

A waterborne terminal was performing major dock repair and wanted to be notified when large vessels would be passing the dock so that safety precautions could be enacted. PortVision was configured to automatically trigger an audible and visual alarm at the dock whenever large vessels were transiting toward the terminal at a speed of over 5 knots.

Value Added

Gain leverage on chartering

A major oil company uses PortVision’s global data service to minimize costs associated with tanker spot charters. PortVision identifies current tanker locations and recent movements, providing value-added data that can be used in chartering activities.

Freight forwarder provides value-added services to customers

A freight forwarder integrated PortVision into their existing customer extranet to provide customers with real-time status updates on vessel movements.

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