Saab has commissioned its first Port Management Information System in the UK. As of September 1st, 2015, Belfast Harbour Commission commenced live operations with its KleinPort system.
The Harbour is using KleinPort to manage and track its vessel operations and services, record cargo data, generate billing and execute data analysis and reporting. Belfast Harbour Commissioners selected Saab as the system supplier after an extensive public tendering process for a new port management system.
“Belfast Harbour had identified a need for a new port management information system and had a clear vision of what this should do to best support the needs of the Port and its customers. Saab demonstrated that their solution best meets all of our needs, marrying together innovation, technology, and cutting edge industry processes. With Saab’s assistance the implementation phase has gone very smoothly, has delivered what we were looking for and has gone live on schedule and on-budget”, says Trevor Anderson, Operations Director, Belfast Harbour
“KleinPort is one of the most advanced port management information systems available today and is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the harbour”, says Anders Carp, head of Saab Traffic Management, Saab.
KleinPort is a product of Saab Technologies Ltd. (previously Klein Systems Group Ltd.), a Saab Defence and Security company and a leading provider of Maritime Enterprise Software.
Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland’s principal maritime gateway and logistics hub, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland.
Saab Technologies is pleased to announce that Everhardus (Van) van den Heuvel joined our sales team in August as Director Business Development based in our office in Vancouver. Van joins us from Saab’s Market Area office in Ottawa where he was responsible for Saab’s Naval and Public Safety portfolio for Canada.
Van has been with Saab since 2012. He has over ten years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence. His career also includes senior roles in the telecommunications, industrial control and defence equipment industries. Van has a BA Sc. Engineering (Electrical) and MBA from the University of Ottawa.
As of June 26th, 2015, Klein Systems Group Ltd. has changed its name to Saab Technologies Ltd.
Klein Systems has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab AB since 2012. Saab is a US $3.5 billion company serving the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security.
Being part of the Saab organization has given Klein access to Saab’s financial strength and international resources. It has also allowed the company to offer additional products and integration options, including VTS, communications, security, AIS and other related maritime technologies.
With this name change the company is fully adopting the Saab brand and presenting itself to customers, suppliers and market as a Saab company and a key member of the Saab Maritime Traffic Management product area. The company will continue to use the KleinPort and KleinPilot product names.
Managing Director Pete Behrendt stated: “We are very excited to officially adopt the Saab brand. The recognition and reputation of the Saab name will give us a major advantage in building our business internationally.”
As Saab Technologies the company will continue to deliver the same high quality software solutions for ports and pilotages from its office in Vancouver, Canada that it has done for over 30 years. The same people and management team will continue to be focused on partnering with customers to help solve their business problems and make their operations more efficient.
Contact David Lloyd at Saab Technologies Ltd. for more information
+1 604 689 7117 ext 740