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.
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.