The South East Alaska Pilots’ Association (SEAPA) of Ketchican, Alaska have contracted with Klein to implement a KleinPilot Dispatch and Billing system in advance of their busy cruise ship schedule beginning in May 2004.
In addition to the base system functionality SEAPA requested a Cruise Ship Scheduling feature which facilitates the pre-allocating of pilots for the entire season based on known cruise schedules. The system provides information to assist in the equalization of assignments for individual pilots and also factors in pilot travel requirements. As vessel schedules change throughout the season the system re-assigns pilots based on new cruise ship locations. The Klein Billing module automatically creates invoices on completed pilotage jobs and has the added ability to manage multiple ‘contract based’ tariffs.
The Hawaii Pilots Association (HPA) provides pilotage services for all commercial ports throughout the Hawaiian Islands including Hilo and Kawaihae harbors, island of Hawaii; Kahului harbor, island of Maui; Honolulu, Kalaeloa (Barbers Pt. Deep Draft harbor) harbors, Honolulu Anchorage area, island of Oahu; and Nawiliwili and Port Allen, island of Kauai. HPA Pilots are licensed by the USCG and State of Hawaii to handle all types of vessels, in both foreign and domestic trades.
Klein Systems Group Ltd. developed and implemented the Pilot and Vessel scheduling application in 2004 along with fully integrated electronic Billing and Accounts Receivable modules plus a Statistical module generating historical information used for data modeling and analysis. Klein Systems Group has also developed Hawaii Pilots Association web-site and providing a NetPilot solution for online reporting capability.
March, 2004. The Tampa Bays Pilots Association have implemented the KlienPilot Dispatch and Billing application. The system manages the rotation and dispatch of pilots from stations at Egmont Key and the Port of Tampa Bay. A special feature concerning ‘Safety Zones’ was added to the system to keep additional vessel traffic out of specified areas when certain ship types are transiting these secure zones.
The system also identifies vessel conflicts; at double booked berths, in certain high risk channels, and for excessive vessel draft. Klein provided an Internet interface which allows pilots, agents and the general public to have different levels of secure interaction with the system. The Klein Billing module automatically creates invoices on completed pilotage jobs and interfaces this information with the existing 3rd party Financial Accounting package.