Sea Ports

Ports

Ports and Geographic Information
Ports are complex and dynamic focal points of commerce, transportation, trade, and recreation. Running a port as a port authority, managing a facility as a terminal operator, or regulating a port as a government agency, involves multiple information systems, intricately woven together. Those systems are frequently united through geography. Asset management, ERP, engineering, security, work order management, and environmental monitoring systems, to name but a few, are all related to each other by location of facilities, assets, vessels, critical infrastructure and cargo.

NorthSouth GIS and Ports
NorthSouth GIS has the domain expertise and technical experience in implementing enterprise GIS solutions in ports. Enterprise solutions unify different systems and break down barriers, such as:

Property leases described by Engineering and negotiated by Real Estate are shared in real-time and made available to Finance and Security
Allowable uses negotiated with Permitting are made available to Environmental in order to determine compliance
Hazardous materials tracked by Environmental are updated for use by Fire and Police
Work orders kept by Maintenance are connected to ERP for the benefit of analysis by Executives
Vessel, train and truck locations are compared dynamically with port facilities

Connecting systems results in leveraged investments and ROI in areas that had never been contemplated. Doing so depends on a careful consideration of the geography of the ports through the use of GIS systems and their integration with other systems in ports.
Case Studies

Port of Los Angeles, Enterprise GIS Implementation

Solution Bundles
NorthSouth GIS offers several solution bundles for ports, consisting of:

Systems installation and configuration
Database model for Ports
Domain Awareness Viewer for maritime and land operations
Connectivity with various security, operational and financial systems
Data migration and conversion packages
Specialized training in GIS and use of spatial technology in port security