A port is a complex environment with a large number of vessel movements interacting every day. To improve the performance of a port you need to know what is happening. Situational awareness sounds self-evident, but it is not easy to monitor and analyze all of the activity in order to learn what can be improved for efficiency and safety. Today, maritime ports have a huge advantage thanks to vessel position data and powerful big data analytical tools, such as the xyzt.ai platform, to visualize and analyze the data for valuable insights and more informed decision-making.