PortVision CEO to Testify at U.S. Congressional Hearing on How to Improve Maritime Safety, Security and Efficiency
May 20, 2014
Hearing before U.S. Coast Guard & Marine Transportation Subcommittee
will focus on how technology can improve maritime domain awareness,
response capability and efficiency.
PortVision CEO will testify about vessel-tracking technology advances
and successes, and benefits of applying latest commercial solutions
and best practices to federal agency initiatives.
Testimony will draw on company’s experience serving 3,000 users
including marine service providers, vessel operators, third-party
terminal operators and every major oil company.
leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime
industry, today announced that CEO Dean Rosenberg has accepted an
invitation to testify tomorrow before the House Subcommittee on Coast
Guard and Maritime Transportation. Rosenberg will be one of six
panelists speaking on the subject of how new ocean technologies can
promote efficient maritime transportation and improve maritime domain
awareness and response capability.
“It is a privilege and honor to be speaking on behalf of our company,
customers, partners and fellow waterway stakeholders,” Rosenberg said.
“We depend upon -- and collaborate with -- the federal government to
keep our waterways safe, secure and efficient. I will be sharing
examples of how our vessel-tracking
service is solving a wide variety of maritime
safety, security and efficiency challenges for both business and
government users including the U.S. Coast Guard, and how broader
application of these technologies and best practices at the field
operations level can significantly improve the agency’s ability to
execute its mission.”
Rosenberg’s scheduled testimony is at the invitation of U.S.
Representative Duncan Hunter, subcommittee chairman. With
jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard and issues ranging from
port security and waterway safety to maritime transportation and
regulatory activities, the subcommittee makes legislative
recommendations to the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure. PortVision has been serving the maritime industry since
2006 with patented vessel-tracking services that leverage federally
mandated Automatic Identification System (AIS) collision-avoidance data.
PortVision customers use this service and its combination of both
real-time and historical
vessel-position data to solve business problems and improve a
variety of maritime operations.
“The Coast Guard helps ensure the safety and efficiency of our
waterways, and also is a critical line of defense against threats to
America’s borders,” Hunter said. “Technology is an important part of
this mission, and we need to make sure that we are taking advantage of
the most effective solutions. PortVision is an industry pioneer in
vessel-tracking technology with a wealth of knowledge about the latest
advances, the best ways to develop, deploy and apply technology, and
what’s on the horizon. We are grateful to have Dean participating in
The hearing will begin at 9:30 AM EDT on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in
Room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of the news
media are encouraged to attend in person. Click here
to watch a live video stream of the hearing on the subcommittee’s
PortVision’s web-based enterprise software and services help oil
companies, marine terminal operators, fleet owners/operators and other
maritime users improve business operations through instant, continuous
visibility into vessel and terminal activities. PortVision’s enterprise
software solutions leverage the company’s Automated Identification
System (AIS) vessel-tracking service to automate and enhance operations,
reduce costs, improve safety and security, and drive better business
decisions. The PortVision service also has been deployed by homeland
security agencies and government and regulatory bodies, incident
responders, insurance providers and legal entities. Based in Houston,
Texas, with a northeast regional sales office in Avenel, New Jersey,
PortVision is a division of AIRSIS Inc., a San Diego-based software
development company that combines diversified technology with
specialized expertise to create web-based system solutions to
challenging problems in the energy and transportation industries. For
more information, visit http://www.portvision.com,
follow us on http://www.linkedin.com/company/portvision,
or call 1-713-337-3737.
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