Future Trends in AIS Ship Tracking

Portvision, the Huston, TX, based provider of AIS data and ship tracking solutions, has released their prediction of the top 10 trends in the AIS business for 2014. Their top 3 trends are:

  1. Improving real-time visibility and decision-making
  2. Improving marine terminal efficiencies
  3. Handling the flood of waterway traffic hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast

Being a US based company with a string background in port/terminal/waterway management, their trends are slightly biased to their core market. The list is missing hot topics like global illegal fishery law enforcement and global waterway security. Nonetheless the list shows the general trend away from the dots on a map to more intelligent and integrated AIS products and solutions.

Find the complete list of the top 10 trends after the jump.

  1. Improving real-time visibility and decision-making
  2. Improving marine terminal efficiencies
  3. Handling the flood of waterway traffic hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast
  4. Controlling demurrage costs
  5. Collaborating to improve data accuracy and decision-making
  6. Simplifying vessel “fit” management
  7. Strengthening industry’s focus on safety
  8. Supporting sustainability initiatives
  9. Moving AIS into new marine transportation applications
  10. Averting disaster

Source: portvision – Top Vessel-Tracking Trends For 2014



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