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December 05, 2019 / News

Automated Event Detection, Statistics and ETAs for Actionable Information

Are your dispatches and planning challenged by too short notices? Are the ETAs for your clients’ vessels accurate, or is time and fuel wasted on waiting? Do you have statistics on the speed and fuel costs for your own as well as competitors individual pilot operations or for the average pilot operation? 

Reliable, automated ETAs, historical data and other features relevant to maritime pilots specifically can prevent unnecessary fuel and crew costs, ease the process of planning and prevent a potential loss of customers.

There is vessel-based data available that can be analysed to generate information applicable to the specific business needs of maritime pilots. AIS data can provide data points to support sophisticated real-time and historical analysis – assuming that the data is structured and managed appropriately. The ghMaritime Pilot AIS-based solution is designed to reduce complexity by only presenting features important to your company’s challenges.

To minimize unnecessary waiting time and fuel consumption, precise ETAs and ETDs are of paramount importance. The ghMaritime Pilot solution predicts client vessel ETAs and calculates the ETDs for pilot crew to help ensure, that the pilot is at the right place at the right time. The ETAs and ETDs are based on an advanced algorithm developed by GateHouse Maritime.

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 pilotage opportunities weeks in advance – providing you a wider time window for optimal crew planning. Furthermore, fuel consumption can be optimized and emissions reduced through the use of advanced speed-over-ground analytics tools.

Billings can be complicated due to different booking requirements. With the historical ship track feature you can go back and check the exact times and places for any of your pilot operations. This enables you to efficiently document and ensure correct billing.

In order to assess your market coverage and potential you need to know which pilotage opportunities you are missing out on in your area of interest. With the ‘Near miss’ feature the ghMaritime Pilots solution can provide an overview of any missed pilotage opportunities.

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Competitor analysis can be used to evaluate your efforts and service level up against your competitors. As an example you may want statistics on how long your competitor’s customers wait on average for a pilot. A similar statistic could also provide you with information on the speed and fuel costs for your competitors individual pilot operations or for the average pilot operation. With this feature you could also identify idling pilot boats.


  • Estimate vessel arrival to port, sea-buoy or transit areas days in advance
  • Analyse all operations in a specified areas to identify new sales or business development opportunities
  • Reduce fuel consumption and emission through automated speed alerts and statistical reporting
  • Manage your resources and assets more efficiently
  • Get full overview of all vessel positions with real-time maritime data
  • Reduce waiting times for both clients and pilots with accurate ETAs and ETDs


ghMaritime Pilot is offered as a software-as-a-service or data-as-a-service solution and is based on real-time and historical AIS data analytics. ghMaritime Pilot can assist in cutting operating costs, analyzing competitor operations, ease and improve planning processes.

As the ghMaritime Pilot solution is web-based, it enables easy access from anywhere with network connectivity.

Christian Köhl, Sales Director December 05, 2019 IN / News