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Software Solutions

DanPilot & Optimized ETA

Case Study:

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Danish Pilots (DanPilot) has often experienced imprecise and practically unusable ETA calculations. This has meant many hours spent on checking and double-checking the ETAs and unnecessary waiting time due to the imprecise data. Pilots often had to sail

North America to expand your busi- further than necessary with a customer ship, because DanPilot lacked precise information on ETAs for manually de? ned points at ness. Why here, why now?

sea. Another challenge DanPilot had was how to optimize sailing routes and thereby their time at sea. With limited data on historical We see opportunities with the mari- tracks, and no statistics on these data, optimizing sailing routes was based on manual calculations. This made planning of sailing time authorities in both the United States routes a time-consuming task. By automatically calculating ETAs for de? ned points at sea, DanPilot is now able to optimize the and Canada. In the past six months, it pilots’ time at sea. They spend less time checking the ships for updated ETAs and the reliability of the ETAs simply enable them cautions onboard the rig.

has become apparent that opportunities to service more ships in less time than before. Use of the near-miss functionality, which identi? es pilot vessel boarding instances, • DONG Energy uses the GateHouse exist in the management of large vol- enables DanPilot to produce detailed documentation of their daily operations. By having statistics, such as historical data of sailing services that aid system to monitor vessel traf? c in the vi- umes of data, analytics and reporting routes, planning of routes is no longer based on manual operations. Historical tracks and visual statistics enable easy planning and safe, secure, ef? cient and cinity of their oil pipelines. The system tools within several government depart- optimization of routes.

environmentally responsible maritime included an automatic watchdog that de- ments. Developing areas include the data operations. MXAK has deployed Gate- tects when vessels are slowing and drift- services in support of River Information

House data management tools to supply ing near the pipelines. This may indicate

Systems and the support of e-Navigation from the client and delivers the required AIS data streams to its clients so that that a vessel is about to drop anchor, po- initiatives. Data aggregation in support information.

they can monitor their vessels. The data tentially damaging the pipeline. If the of supply chain logistics is a great oppor- feed is also provided to the USCG in watchdog is triggered a noti? cation is tunity for GateHouse in North America,

Looking at Maritime, who are your support of the nationwide AIS program.

sent via e-mail and SMS to the DONG with a focus on the maritime/land inter- customers, and how, primarily, do they • The Danish Pilots (DanPilot) operations center which in turn triggers face (ports).

use your services? their response.

GateHouse Maritime’s customer was established to safeguard this traf- ? c against accidents, which could have • The Port of Aarhus has been using

Generally speaking, when you look at base is diverse, including coast guards, devastating consequences for the trans- the GateHouse AIS Port Solutions for the world by region or business niche, navies, taxation agencies, environmen- where do you see opportunities today?

tal agencies, ports, pilots, pipeline and portation by sea and the Danish marine over a decade. At the core of the solu- environment. DanPilot utilized Gate- tion is GateHouse’s Estimated Time of In areas of the world where vessel subsea cable owners, power companies

House analytical services to optimize Arrival (ETA) calculator. Using the au- monitoring and surveillance systems are and shipping companies. The way that our customers utilize our products and a Pilot’s time at sea. (Please see case tomatic ETA calculator, port manage- in their infancy or yet to be adopted, we study above).

ment receives alerts if vessels planned see opportunities to provide basic data services is also diverse. Here are few • Maersk Oil and GAS (MOG) uses for berths are delayed, and the port man- management and monitoring toolsets. examples.

the AIS system to monitor all the traf- agement can communicate information Elsewhere we see the opportunities in • The Danish Maritime Author- ity (DMA) has a complete GateHouse ? c in the area of its oil and gas rigs in about the delay to all the terminal opera- data services with focus on supplying the North Sea. The system includes an tors and shore side services in the port. ETA data supporting supply chain logis- server system including AIS base sta- automatic watchdog that will monitor The port operators can visually monitor tics, analytics for security purposes (e.g. tion networking, data management, mul- all ships approaching any given oil rig the berthing allocation several days in anomaly detection) and asset protection.

tiple source data integration with target display and vessel monitoring toolsets. in multiple concentric circles. In case advance to allow for optimal resource Worldwide it appears there is a growing • The Marine Exchange of Alaska a ship is approaching the outer area a allocation also in terms of port staff re- acceptance of data sharing and the value noti? cation (e-mail and SMS) is sent to quired where and when. The AIS system that can be extracted from large, secure (MXAK) has also deployed a Gate- the staff. If the ship approaches the next is integrated into the other parts of the data repositories. Our maritime business

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AIS receiver stations on the Alaskan circle an AIS warning message is sent to port management system using a simple is transitioning from delivering complete the ship and if this doesn’t divert the ship web service. data management and display systems to coach. The MXAK utilizes our analytics providing data services focused on niche and reporting tools in the provision of and it approaches the inner zone, then an alarm is triggered to activate safety pre-

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