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Reducing Cost and Maximising Safety: The Maritime Doman Awareness Information System

AIS message transmissions number in the tens of millions every single day. The Internet of Things, radar and vessel monitoring systems have hugely increased the amount of data to be processed, stored, analysed and distributed, but a secure cloud-based or hosted infrastructure can reduce the cost, commercial and operational load while increasing the value to […]

Review of INFORM’s Futuristic Smart Port Novella

INFORM's '2038: A Smart Port Story' by Dr. Eva Savelsberg and Matthew Wittemeier follows the events that unfold when 'Douglas', an upper-mid-level INTERPOL employee, is interrupted on his holiday in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa of Iceland by a serious incident in the Port of Reykjavik. Writing what is, in essence, a book review isn’t […]

Assure the Security and Integrity of Information Traversing Your IoT Networks with Rajant

Today’s network infrastructures continue to grow in size, complexity, and functionality. The ever-increasing number of interconnected devices, cameras, laptops, sensors and other assets that traverse a network has placed more pressure on those responsible for ensuring the security and authenticity of the communications traffic moving in, out, and across the network. Moreover, network users are […]

Update: SmartPort: Information in Your Hands

In recent decades, ports have been going through a continuous transition of becoming more open to their communities. They have evolved from being civil works managers to service providers, and this transformation has led to more and more information being exchanged between the port and its environment. Thus, port authorities began to exchange information electronically with their […]

VTS in The Age of Digital Information

Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) are intended to provide enhanced safety of navigation and increase the efficiency of port operations. Modern VTS possess highly accurate and reliable information about all operations within the port and approaches to the port. This provides the VTS operator with full maritime domain awareness. The first VTS systems were installed at […]

SmartPort: Port Information In Your Hand

Ports opening up communication lines In recent decades, ports have been going through a continuous transition of becoming more open to their communities. They have evolved from being civil works managers to service providers, and this transformation has led to more and more information being exchanged between the port and its environment. Thus, port authorities […]

AIS makes waves: Accessing consolidated and accurate AIS information through the internet

Since the end of 2004 Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment has been obligatory on board SOLAS ships greater than 300 gt when traveling on international voyages. The wide scale implementation of AIS equipment and subsequent availability of AIS signals has not passed unnoticed and has led to, amongstother things, the introduction of http://www.aislive.com. AIS on […]

Fewer books on the bridge, more information

Nautical port information For many reasons, nautical port information is of great importance to masters, shipping lines, trading floors, agents and publishers of such information. Why is this information important and what is it used for? Rules and regulations Masters must comply with IMO requirements for berth to berth passage planning. IMO resolution A.893 requires […]

A Dock Information System for the Great Lakes: Part 2

Inside the implementation and testing of a new DIS providing comprehensive information on all docks on the Great Lakes Part 1 of this article, written by Samir Dhar and Dr. Peter Lindquist, was previously published in Edition 48 of Port Technology International. Introduction This paper documents the second phase of a wider data collection effort […]

Procurement for dredging operations: Making informed decisions with your purse and your project

What is procurement? Procurement is the overall process of selecting a contractor for a project. Procurement specifically related to dredging and maritime construction projects typically has several stages: • Identifying the client’s objectives • Developing options • Studying the feasibility of the different options • Determining the need for dredging • Specifying the various requirements […]

Developing a new Dock Information System

This paper descr ibes the design, development, and early implementation efforts for a new computerized system to collect, organize, and transfer data pertaining to piers, wharves, docks and terminals (i.e. Navigational Point of Interest – NPI) in support of maritime transportation. This data has been collected and managed for over 80 years in the Corps’ […]

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