Enabling ports to operate efficiently and sustainably with real-time reporting and data access.

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Small boats such as pilot vessels, tugs, survey vessels and hydrographers play an important part in the successful operation and safety of ports.

While these vessels operate close to shoreside and have terrestrial connection, port managers and workers need access to engine monitoring and telemetry services to stay ahead of the game.

Ports are also home to high value industrial assets such as cranes and heavy plant machinery that also benefit from monitoring services and engine management.

AST Networks has developed innovative software and solutions to enable access to data in real-time to improve fleet efficiency, reduce operational costs and environmental impact, making difficult to reach information accessible 24/7 from any location in the world.

Ports Solutions

  • Maritime Connectivity

    Global and remote coverage tailored to meet your needs through seamless connectivity.

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  • Maritime Safety GMDSS

    We provide satellite communications services which prioritise safety at sea.

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  • Maritime IoT & Asset Management

    Enhancing the effectiveness of maritime assets.

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  • Comms & Bandwidth Management

    Providing efficient bandwidth management by giving you real-time access to monitor and control data usage.

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  • Hybrid Connectivity Solutions

    Managed services tailored to the specific needs of our customers.

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  • Crew Welfare

    Put the health and wellbeing of your crew first with secure and reliable communications.

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Improve vessel performance and reduce costs

With more and more reliance on ports with the importing and exporting of goods the need to remain competitive and in control of costs has never been more important.

Year-round use means careful monitoring of your pilot vessels and shoreside plant machinery through data preventative maintenance can maximise asset uptime, improving overall efficiency and reduce the potential expense of repairs and time out of use.

Make intelligent decisions about how your vessels and equipment are operated and maintained, saving time and money with iRAMs, AST Networks vessel engine, telematics and asset management solutions.

Key Performance Indicators

Our real-time reporting and data management solution provides key personnel with real-time information on the performance of an asset both fixed and mobile. It gives detailed data analysis of a vessel’s performance, whilst reporting on key performance indicators.
  • Destination and speed

  • CO2 emissions

  • Engine temperature

  • Engine running hours

  • Coolant and exhaust temperatures

  • Mains’ battery voltage.

  • Fuel consumption and fuel burn rate

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Supporting a transition to a low-carbon future

Decarbonisation is a key focus for UK Ports with the goal to become carbon neutral by 2040. To meet this ambition, improved vessel management will play a huge part in minimising the impact of port operations on the environment.

AST Networks marine telematics solutions can enable the optimisation of fleets and vessels earlier through preventative maintenance, improve engine use and reduce emissions.

Our Vessel Maintenance Systems (VMS) satellite and cellular based communications solutions help you improve the management of your sustainability objectives by monitoring and reporting how your vessel is being used to optimise fuel and emission usage.

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