Curacao Ports Authority Goes Live with Saab’s KleinPort Port Management Information System

January 23, 2017

CPA Port Photo BEA_0323-21As of January 1st, 2017 the Curacao Ports Authority (CPA), and its tug operating affiliate KTK, are officially in production with their new KleinPort port management information system. CPA and KTK are using the KleinPort system to schedule, manage and track vessel operations, allocate tugs, pilots and other services, generate billing and execute data analysis and reporting.  CPA selected Saab as the system supplier in June 2016 after an extensive public tendering process for a new port management system. The elapsed time from contract award to system acceptance was less than six months.

Urvin Inocente, CPA IT Manager and Project Manager, says, “The implementation could not have gone smoother and remained exactly on budget. Saab was able to meet or exceed the project schedule time lines and their engineers and trainers were exceptional. The system is so well integrated that we are able to invoice for services within minutes of completion of operational activities. The use of mobile applications with our pilots and on our tugs and pilot boats has significantly enhanced overall efficiencies.  We have incorporated the system schedule information into our website harbour traffic portal at hms.curports.com and this is used by all port stakeholders. We expect to move forward with Phase II system enhancements early in 2017.”

“KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the port authority”, says Peter Behrendt, Managing Director of Saab Technologies Ltd.

The Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) manages all ports of Curaçao’s ports and also owns the container and cruise terminal and most of the wharves and properties adjacent to the harbor, which are leased to private operators. CPA also coordinates pilotage and regulates all vessel movements in the ports. Moreover, CPA is responsible for commercial developments of the ports and for overseas promotion.

KleinPort is a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab.

 


Saab to Supply KleinPilot to the Port Authority of New South Wales

December 16, 2016

The Port Authority of New South Wales has awarded Saab a contract to implement a new KleinPilot pilot dispatch application for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany. The new KleinPilot system will be used by Port staff to more efficiently manage the dispatch of the pilots in the two ports and streamline communications with the pilots. KleinPilot is based on Saab’s state-of-the-art N-Tier management information system platform and will include the following features and functionality:

  • Web-based interface to facilitate easy user access and deployment
  • KleinMobile iPhone application to allow pilots to receive assignments, record job information and submit time cards on their mobile device

The system will be hosted and maintained by Saab and is scheduled to commence use in live production by May 2017.

Port Authority of New South Wales works to ensure the consistent, reliable and safe movement of cargo and passenger vessels through Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay and the ports of Newcastle, Port Kembla, Yamba and Eden, while providing immediate and appropriate responses to safety and environmental incidents.

www.portauthoritynsw.com.au

KleinPilot is a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab, a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.


Saab Supplies First Common Operating Picture (COP) in Upgrade to Flinders Ports

November 16, 2016

Defence and security company Saab has deployed its first Common Operating Picture (COP): an extension of Saab’s KleinPort port management information system (PMIS) that makes ports more efficient and competitive. As of November 1st 2016, Flinders Ports in Australia began live utilization of the KleinPort COP.
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KleinPort COP gives all authorized port stakeholders an easily accessible, map-based overview of their port. The information is layered to allow users to select only the data relevant to their area of responsibility. Business staff get a high-level port overview and operations staff can execute routine tasks directly from the COP user interface. From a security and safety perspective, this data can be viewed in real-time by all parties involved, allowing for response coordination through one common view in the event of an incident.

The Common Operating Picture couples the latest developments in Geographical Information System (GIS) technology with sophisticated KleinPort data to create its port overview interface. Data including detailed cargo information, vessel locations, vessel visit details, AIS transponder data, and emergency response vessel locations are just some examples of what can be shared and dynamically updated in COP.

The Common Operating Picture is an upgrade to the KleinPort port management information system that was previously deployed for Flinders Ports. Flinders are currently using KleinPort to manage and track vessel operations, property, and cargo as well as to generate billing and execute reporting at seven different ports. Flinders also uses KleinMobile, Saab’s mobile pilot application, to communicate pilot orders and receive completed job reports.

“The Common Operating Picture gives us a seamless view of both land and sea operations. The technology’s in-built efficiencies have already boosted productivity and support our safety focus”, says Captain Carl Kavina, General Manager, Marine Operations, Flinders Ports.

Flinders Ports is South Australia’s leading port operator, and has been a KleinPort customer since 2004. In addition to the seven ports that they operate, Flinders owns and operates the container terminal in place at Port Adelaide. Flinders Ports was established in 2001 when the South Australia state government privatized the South Australian Ports Corporation.

KleinPort Common Operating Picture is a product of the Maritime Traffic Management product area within Saab business area Surveillance, a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.


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