The contract enables tanker services providers to analyse terminal readiness and cut ship waiting times
Cory Brothers logistics and maritime services has signed to extend a contract with BigOceanData for vessel tracking and monitoring and bespoke vessel intelligence for another five years.
Cory Brothers has used data analysis to monitor oil and gas tanker movements and manage its terminal services in multiple ports worldwide, and the new contract increases the number of tankers tracked and doubles the number of ports being monitored to 300.
Cory Brothers managing director Peter Wilson said BigOceanData is a key service for its terminal support operations. “BigOceanData is helping us to enhance the service package we provide to our key clients,” he said.
Information on tanker positioning and voyage plans provides terminal service providers with intelligence to prepare escort, towage and berthing services in readiness for ship arrivals, reducing waiting times for tankers and terminal turnaround times.
Cory Brothers and BigOceanData are working to develop new functionality into the analytics programs to improve security and terminal operations.
One example under development is generating automatic alerts when any tanker at sea underway within certain specified regions fails to report its location over the course of a 24-hour period. The functionality is particularly relevant given current security issues in the Middle East and piracy concerns in West Africa and southeast Asia.
Terminal operations for oil and gas tankers will be in focus at Riviera Maritime Media’s Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference in London on 26-27 November and LNG Ship-Shore Interface Conference Europe on 28-29 November, also in London.