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Oceaneering technology to support tank and liquid terminal operators

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Tanks and Terminals,

Oceaneering International Inc.’s TerminalSmartTM platform can now be used to manage all liquid terminal product movements across an entire facility, from the dock to tanks and pipelines. The platform has been used to significantly improve efficiency during periods of unprecedented growth in vessel transportation traffic. It can now serve as a hub for terminal logistics, from facilitating key performance indicators (KPIs), to warning users about scheduling conflicts.

Robert Kessler, Program Manager, Maritime Global Data Solutions, Oceaneering International, Inc., commented: “Customers can use TerminalSmart to manage all product movements within and between their facilities by land and through pipelines, and by rail, truck and vessel. We will continue to integrate new features across the liquid terminal logistics chain as we help increase efficiency and reduce waste and associated costs for operators and their customers.”

With automatic identification system (AIS) vessel-tracking technology, TerminalSmart has enabled customers to improve visibility and efficiency so they can reduce average dock delay times as much as 35% within the first few months of use while increasing monthly vessel calls as much as 10% within the first year. Similar improvements can now be realised throughout the facility as Oceaneering extends its platform’s functionality to encompass all liquid terminal logistics processes. Among its benefits, the enhanced platform can be used to improve and standardise terminal-wide productivity best practices and benchmarking, generate insights for reducing demurrage and other costs, optimize product flow and volume availability, enhance asset utilisation, and develop capital investment analyses.

Key new features include Flex Reports for displaying real-time KPIs, and trending reports on shared dashboards to improve data visualization and planning collaboration. The enhanced platform can also be used to reduce scheduling conflict oversights by proactively warning users about issues so they do not have to maintain and consult manual spreadsheets or compare notes via email. Plans for future enhancements include expanding the scope and variety of operational and scheduling data inputs that the platform ingests from terminal operations, and enabling the platform to make scheduling decisions based on the system’s historical data and predictive analytics.

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