Posts by Corey Ranslem

IMSA Forecasts Smooth Sailing in Chattanooga

May 30, 2018 By Christina Siebold, Q Strategies When you think of Chattanooga, you probably don’t think of ocean-going threats like weather patterns on the Pacific or piracy.  But for one new venture, the Scenic City is the safest place to locate their business helping ships avoid obstacles on the high seas. In fact, for…

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8 Companies to Watch in 2018

IMSA Selected as one of the 8 Companies to Watch in 2018 Chattanooga business and lifestyles magazine selected 8 companies in Chattanooga to watch in 2018.  IMSA was selected to be a part of the incredible group of innovative companies.  Click on the link below to read the full article posted in the March issues…

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Blockchain and the Maritime Industry

Blockchain and the Maritime Industry By Corey D. Ranslem, IMSA The mainstream popularity of crypto-currencies has exploded in the past couple of years. News coverage on the currencies and their wild movements is covered almost hourly via business news and now mainstream media. However, there is a very interesting technology called Blockchain that is used…

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IMSA CEO TO PRESENT AT THE REFIT CONFERENCE

January 4th 2018  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY ASSOCIATES (IMSA) CEO TO PRESENT AT THE REFIT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE  The IMSA CEO will be speaking on global maritime risk management and provide a current overview of some key threats in the maritime environment during the 3rd annual Refit International Exhibition and Conference.  Fort…

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Alert System Wins Innovator Award

From The Triton Nautical Newspaper November 29, 2017 A new software platform that provides real-time, onboard alerts for maritime uses received the Chattanooga Technology Council’s Early Innovator Award in November. The beta version of ARMS displays risk and threat information to vessels at sea that is geo-location specific, according to Corey Ranslem, chief executive officer…

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Local Maritime Business Continues to Grow after ChaTech Recognition

November 13, 2017 From Nooga.com When officials called local entrepreneur Corey Ranslem to tell him his business was in the running for the Chattanooga Technology Council’s Early Innovator Award, he tried to turn it down. He was appreciative but didn’t think the company he co-founded, International Maritime Security Associates Inc., had progressed far enough to be recognized, he…

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Visa and Entry Issues White Paper

White Paper on Visa and Entry Issues for the Large Yacht Industry by John Mann and Corey Ranslem Introduction: The large yacht industry has dealt with visa and entry issues for several years.  The industry trade organizations have dedicated time through various committees to address these issues with differing levels of concentration depending on the…

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Maritime Risk Intelligence Platform Set for Testing

October 27th, 2017 (from Freightwaves.com) Cargo and passenger vessels on the high seas face a multitude of threats and risks that affect decision-making, from delays at canals to illegal migrant traffic, major weather events, and even disease outbreaks. For decades, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which had its origin in the 1979 International Convention…

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Maritime data firm that relocated to Chattanooga wins CHATech award

(from the Times Free Press Chattanooga) October 21, 2017 Chattanooga, Tennessee:  Chattanooga is more than 400 miles from the nearest ocean, but the city’s high-speed internet links, reliable power and low cost of living helped make it the choice of an emerging maritime business that relocated here last year. International Maritime Security Associates, a software startup…

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