Easing Supply Chain Management with Asset Tracking
Our blog post explores six ways asset tracking can help reduce costs and wastage in the supply chain, and the technologies you may want to consider for your asset tracking requirements. […]
Vessel tracking has always been important to manage the safety of the crew, and in the case of cargo ships, ensure that containers can be offloaded efficiently without time being wasted. Now, government regulations to ensure fishing fleets stay within strictly designated areas, and mandatory reporting of distance travelled and fuel consumed, make vessel tracking essential.
Ground Control specialises in hybrid cellular and satellite connectivity, delivered via ruggedized, fully waterproof devices that are easy to install, operate, and maintain. Our services provide fleets with a virtually real-time view of each vessel’s location, and we’ve worked closely with regulatory bodies to ensure that the data our system outputs is compatible with government requirements across the globe.
“[Deploying fuel monitoring and vessel tracking systems] achieves safe operations, cost optimisation, emissions reduction, and operational efficiency” – Saudi Aramco VP
A key asset for fleet owners is Ground Control’s Cloudloop data management platform. This manages your billing, and allows the remote activation and deactivation of services to help you manage costs and usage.
That’s just the start, though; Cloudloop was designed to integrate with other software programs through its API architecture, allowing owners to overlay the physical location of each vessel with weather forecast platform data, map overlays, their start point and destination, and much more.
Ground Control and strategic partner GeoData Publishers, Inc. have teamed together to provide TDI- Brooks International (TDIBI) with state-of-the-art communications at sea with Inmarsat's FleetBroadband network.
Vessel monitoring systems (VMS) are used by an increasing number of private and commercial maritime organisations for varying purposes. Systems will have requirements to transmit anything from location information to messaging, catch reporting, and emergency alerts.
The Iridium short burst data (SBD) service is perfect for vessel tracking, as it transmits small packets of data frequently and affordably. A device that couples satellite and cellular connectivity gives you the best of both worlds, and keeps your costs down. These are some of our most popular devices for vessel tracking; please get in touch to discuss your needs, and we’ll be happy to make an impartial recommendation.Contact Us