KSG is to Supply a Comprehensive KleinPort System to the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia

January 15, 2005

January, 2005. The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia required a system to improve the accuracy of the data used in conducting an Air Emissions Inventory and selected Klein Systems Group (KSG) for the project.

“We felt that Klein was ideal for the project because of their international and local expertise in pilot and port management systems. Klein is known locally for their implementation of a dispatch and billing system at the Pacific Pilotage Authority and is very familiar with the Chamber of Shipping data requirements and its Canadian Coast Guard interface” stated Chamber of Shipping Manager Bonnie Gee. The system will import data from the Pacific Pilotage Authority and the Canadian Coast Guard to create detailed information on ships visiting British Columbia. This data will be then supplemented with survey data on engines and fuel consumed while the vessels are operating in British Columbia. The end result will be an accurate annual inventory of air emissions from ship visits to British Columbia that will contribute to a marine air emissions study carried out by Environment Canada and the Greater Vancouver Regional District. “We are very excited about adding the Chamber of Shipping as another local client” stated KSG President Peter Klein.

KSG to Provide Port Management Information System for Port of Pascagoula

January 3, 2005

January, 2005. Port of Pascagoula announced today that Vancouver-based Klein Systems Group (KSG) is the successful vendor for the supply of a Port Management Information System for the Port of Pascagoula, State of Mississippi, USA.

After an in-depth review of the interested vendors, Pascagoula Port selected KSG because of their extensive experience in port operations, solid core functionality of the application, innovative design enhancements that meet the functionality needs of the port. We are very excited about increasing our client base throughout United States and other parts of the world stated KSG President Peter Klein. The Port Management System comprising a Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS), Integrated Billing module, Accounts Receivable module and Management Reporting system. The system will interface with the ports existing accounting system. The ports objectives are to upgrade the existing software systems and to improve the manual business processes currently in place at the port by taking advantage of the operational efficiencies and higher quality information that can be produced by a new, more comprehensive software solution. A key benefit of a new system will be the full integration of all the ports activities into a single data base application to facilitate the management of vessel scheduling and tracking, seamless billing of port services and improved management reporting. Another key requirement is the need for the system to be modular therefore allowing for the ability to add enhancements and/or new modules in the future.

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