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Maritime Tugboat

Need relevant tools to support your business tasks such as dispatch, billing, operations, sales, and business development? The Maritime Tugboat solution will do the job! The solution can assist in cutting operating costs, analyzing competitor operations, and improve billing processes.

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Estimate ETAs efficiently

With the Maritime Tugboat solution, you can estimate vessel arrivals to your port days in advance and manage your assets efficiently to support vessel assists in a timely manner

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Improve billing process

Analyze tugboat and client vessel interactions to confirm correct billing easily with the Maritime Tugboat solution

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Automated alerts

Reduce fuel consumption and emissions through automated speed alerts and statistical reporting

Features and functionality

Benefit from the many functionalities that suit the needs of tugboat professionals perfectly. The solution is based on real-time as well as historical AIS data. As it is web-based, it enables easy access from anywhere with network connectivity.

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Invoicing can be complicated due to a variety of pricing models including pricing by zones, duration of tug assist, times of day etc. With the historical ship track feature, you can go back and check the exact times and places for any of your tug operations. This enables you to efficiently reduce the number of incorrect or inadequate billings.

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In order to minimize unnecessary waiting time and fuel consumption, precise ETAs and ETDs are of paramount importance. The Maritime Tugboat solution predicts client vessel ETAs and calculates the ETDs for tugboats to help ensure that each tug is at the right place at the right time. The ETAs and ETDs are based on an advanced algorithm developed by GateHouse Maritime.

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Every organization strives to improve its operational efficiency – to the benefit of staff, your customers and not least, your bottom line. With the Destination Predictor feature you can identify potential clients and likely tug assist opportunities weeks in advance – providing you a wider time window for optimal crew planning. Furthermore, fuel consumption can be optimized, and emissions reduced using advanced speed-over-ground analytics tools.

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Business Development

Competitor analysis can be used to evaluate your efforts and service level against your competitors. As an example, you may want statistics on the numbers and types of tugboats used in a large tanker vessel assist operation. Another statistic could also provide you with information on how long your competitors’ tug are spending in specific dock areas. To gain a better understanding of vessel traffic, it may be of interest to see how many cargo vessels are bypassing your port and docking at the next port up the coast.

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Identify new sales opportunities

In order to assess your existing sales and determine potential sales, you need to identify the vessels that you are not servicing in your area of interest. The Maritime Tugboat software can provide an overview of any tugboat operations not carried out by your fleet and identify new sales opportunities.

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Reliable calculations

The Maritime Tugboat solution enables you to improve your daily operations in many ways. With precise ETAs and ETDs, you can eliminate unnecessary waiting time out at sea. As the feature can make reliable calculations up to 5 days into the future, you will also be able to improve scheduling days ahead of time. With the billing feature, you can automate the documentation of billing and thereby avoid manual tasks and possible human errors in the process.