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.
February, 2004. Klein was asked to prepare a paper for conference delegates on the topic of ‘Integrating VTS with Port Operations’, at the 10th International Symposium on Vessel Traffic Services as organized by the Marine Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKMD) and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).
David Lloyd wrote the paper which was presented to delegates by Charles Paterson in Hong Kong on February 10, 2004. Klein is well qualified to comment on this topic as it has been supplying ports with vessel traffic software solutions since the 1980’s, and is now capable of enhancing the Management Information Systems data base aspects of any VTS system having recently developed a full set of MIS-VTS interface specifications. The integration of these two systems enables confirmation of VTS targets from the MIS list of scheduled vessels traffic as well as real time way point and ETA updates from the radar and AIS information on the VTS side.