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PortVision CEO to Testify at U.S. Congressional Hearing on How to Improve Maritime Safety, Security and Efficiency

May 20, 2014



News Highlights:

  • 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.

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PortVision®, a 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 tomorrow’s hearing.”

    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 website.

    About PortVision

    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.

    PortVision is a registered trademark of AIRSIS Incorporated.TerminalSmart is a trademark of AIRSIS Incorporated.



    PortVision

    Andrea LaVorgna, 1-858-586-0933 x122

    Marketing Director

    alavorgna@portvision.com


    Source: PortVision


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