Saab Acquires Phaeros Group

September 2, 2016

Defence and security company Saab acquires Phaeros Group BVBA. Phaeros offers port management and terminal operating system solutions for the global market and the acquisition is in line with Saab’s strategy to grow in the maritime traffic management domain.20160831-en-1186483-546370

Phaeros’ solutions play a pivotal role in efficiently handling port operations, such as transferring cargo to and from ships. The company provides software applications dedicated to the port and cargo terminal industry and has an installed base in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

“This is a strategically important, long-term deal for Saab. It strengthens our product portfolio in the terminal operating system area and provides an excellent platform from which we can build on the combined installed base and enhance our capabilities to provide leading maritime traffic management products globally,” says Anders Carp, head of business unit Traffic management.

Phaeros employs 27 people in Antwerp, Belgium and Chennai, India. The company will be integrated into Saab’s business area Surveillance, product area Maritime traffic management with its main operations in the Netherlands, Canada and Sweden. Phaeros’ products and expertise in combination with Saab’s well-known KleinPort solutions provides an excellent foundation for further growth in the port and terminal segment.

“The Phaeros team is looking forward to becoming part of Saab. We bring unique technology to the table that, integrated with Saab’s solutions, will now find much wider application in the market” says Stan De Smet, general manager of Phaeros.

Saab Maritime Traffic Management leads the way in providing safe, efficient and easily configurable solutions for port management, maritime pilot management, vessel traffic management, coastal surveillance, port security, marine geomatics and navigation.

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Saab To Supply KleinPort Port Management System To Curaçao Ports Authority

July 19, 2016

Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract from the Curacao Ports Authority to install the latest version of Saab’s KleinPort for the Authority’s new Harbour Management System.

BEA_9911-0011Curacao Ports will be using KleinPort to manage its multi-harbour operations. System functionality includes the scheduling of vessel traffic and services, the dispatch of pilots and tugs, the recording of cargo data, full tariff billing and provision of comprehensive management reporting.

“Curacao Ports required a new harbour management system that also met the needs of its tug subsidiary, KTK. We had a number of specific requirements including vessel scheduling at the different harbours on the island as well as mobile access for tugs, pilot boats and pilots. In addition, accounts for the port and tug company had to be segregated for invoicing and reporting. The proven KleinPort product was able to deliver all of our required functionality and Saab provided very effective best practices guidance as a result of their years of experience in the industry”, said Urvin Inocente, IT Manager, Curacao Ports Authority.

“KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the harbours”, says Anders Carp, head of business unit Traffic Management within Saab business area Surveillance.

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

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

2016 Customer Advisory Meetings Held by Saab in Vancouver

June 30, 2016

From May 25th to May 27th, 2016, Saab Technologies Ltd. hosted its annual KleinPort Customer Advisory Group (CAG) meetings and Technical User Group (TUG) meetings in Vancouver, Canada. The meetings were timed to precede the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) 2016 Congress held in Vancouver the following week.

3 copyMany attendees commented on the benefits of collaborating with a community of experts and active users of the KleinPort system as well as sharing common business problems and solutions in the general port management arena. Throughout the events, discussions were wide ranging including cross-port communication in addition to new interfaces and features.

For the first time, both TUG and the first day of CAG were webcasted to customers who were unable to attend in-person. Saab was pleased with the online turnout, and will continue to offer and improve the webcast experience in the future.

The 2017 KleinPort Customer Advisory Group meetings are planned for Los Angeles, USA with final dates to be confirmed. “This year we had senior customer representatives from Australia, North America, and Europe; our most diverse turnout yet,” said Peter Behrendt, Saab Technologies’ Managing Director. “The engagement of the attendees and the quality of discussion was superb, giving us valuable insight into our customer’s challenges and their visions for their ports.”

Saab Technologies Ltd. is part of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab and a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.

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